Diploma in Agriculture (Animal Science)

Mission

Produce sufficient number of middle level technical manpower in the field of Livestock Management and Animal Health to meet the national requirements and the demand of foreign employment sector.

Strategy

Achieve mission of educational excellency by maintaining proper infrastructure, lab facilities, qualified and experienced teachers/ faculties through a sound curriculum and ultimately to produce competent graduates.

Specifically, revise and implement currulum periodically to cover overall aspects of modern livestock farming including animal health and husbandry practices, extension education, social mobilization, community development etc. in order to produce middle level first hand technical manpower required in private and government Livestock Farms, Commercial Poultry Farms, Pigery, Fish and Fishery, Sheep and Goat Farms, Rabitry, Pet Animals and Equine Care Center and Dairy Indurtries which ultimately help to improve livestock economy and national GDP.

Philosophy

Application of modern scientific tools and techniques in livestock development sector addressing present needs and future generation issues.

Programme Description

The Diploma in Agriculture (Intermediate in Science in Agriculture) major in animal Science course is of 3 years duratuion. First year covers basic sciences, maths and languages which provide base for the study in subsequent years and also provide the base for bachelor level study in related field. Second year courses are of mixed type which covers common agriculture related courses such as Extesion and Community development, Elimentary Statistics and basic Computer Sciences, Agribusiness Management and Marketing, Aquaculture, Introductory Plant Science and some specialized courses of animal sciences such as Animal Nutrition and Fodder Production, Sheep and Goat production, Animal Health I (clinicalmedicine) and Animal Housing and Environmental Sciences. Third year courses are totally related to animal husbandry and veterinary sciences which include Animal Health II( preventive veterinary medicine), Commercial Dairy Farming, Dairy and Animal Product Technology, Commercial Poultry Production, Veterinary Laboratory Techniques, Equine, Rabit and Pets, Veterinary Clinical Practice and Work Experience Program (WEP).

Aim and Objectives of the program

Aim

Produce competent mid-level human resources equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills in agriculture, basic veterinary Science, animal husbandry and related subjects

Objectives

The specific objectives are:

1. Provide sufficient knowledge of basic sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), maths and languages so that the graduates can compete with +2 science students in bachelor level study

2. Provide sufficient knowledge and skills of community actions and social mobilization so that they can work as extension worker in the community.

3. Provide knowledge and skills in care and management of major domesticated livestock species and pets.

4. Provide basic knowledge and skills of animal health and hygiene required for field veterinary services.

5. Produce competent graduates who can work as veterinary para-professional under the guidance and responsibility of veterinarians.

Conceptual Framework

The major focus of this programme is to produce qualified middle level manpower in animal health and livestock production field, which can provide technical guidance and support to the livestock and dairy farmers, fishery entrepreneurs and pet owers. It will also creates employment opportunities and improve equitable livelihood of farmers especially underprivileged societies including women and other disadvantage groups of the community. The course structure deals with theory and practical aspects of animal husbandry and veterinary sciences.

The course will have two components: Basic core course and specialized course. The basic science courses are termed as core course and all agriculture/ animal science/veterinary science related courses are termed as specialized course. The first year is designed focusing with basic sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Mathematics, Nepali and English. The subjects for second year include the courses of basic agricultural subjects and animal science related specialization subjects. While the third year is totally animal science and veterinary related specialized courses which are mentioned above in program description.

Finally, the course should reflect:

the need of present Agriculture/Veterinary services

the professionalism in livestock sector

the need based curriculum so that the graduates of this course will be readily acceptable by the farmers at community level

the roles and responsibilities of Agriculture/ Vet TECHNICIAN to improve the livestock economy of the country

Target Groups

SLC passed graduates with minimum second division marks

Group Size

40 students in one batch

Entry Criteria

The entry requirements:

SLC passed certificate with minimum second division marks.

Should appear and pass the entrance test conducted by the CTEVT.

Admission will be made on the basis of merit list within the quota as fixed by the CTEVT policies.

Following documents should be submitted by the applicant along with the application form for entrance test and also for admission process:

SLC passed certificate (with at least second division marks)

Character certificate

Citizenship certificate( only for verification of date of birth, name , fathers name and address)

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction will be English for all the subjects except Nepali subject of first year.

Course Duration

Course duration= 3 years (including 3 months WEP).

One academic year = 32 academic weeks.

One week= 40 hrs

One year = 40 hrs*32=1280 hrs

Pattern of attendance

At least 90% attendance record for classroom teaching and 95 % for fieldwork/WEP is required to be eligible to appear in annual/ final examinations.

Teacher and student ratio

The ratio between teachers and students must be:

· 1:40 for theory and tutorial class

· 1:10 for practical class.

The Qualifications of Coordinator, Teacher and Demonstrator:

The program coordinator must be a master degree holder in related field or he/she will have Bachelor degree in related field with minimum of 5 years teaching experience after completion of the Bachelor degree.

The teacher faculty must be a bachelor’s degree holder in technical subjects and masters degree for basic sciences and other non technical subjects

The demonstrator should have an intermediate level degree in related subject with minimum of 2 years experience

Minimum of 75% of the teachers must be fulltime.

Teaching learning materials

Printed materials: Assignment sheets, case studies, handouts, performance checklists, textbooks etc.

Non-projected materials: Displays, models, photographs, flipchart, poster, writing board etc.

Projected media materials: Slides, overhead projectors, transparency, opaque projections etc.

Audio-visual materials: Audiotapes, films, slide-tapes, video disc, video tapes etc.

Computer based instructional materials: Computer based training, interactive video etc.

Teaching learning methodologies

Lecture, group discussion, demonstration, simulation, role play, guided practice, practical work, field visits, laboratory observation and work, report writing, term paper presentation, case analysis, tutoring etc. Categorically the teaching and learning methodology will be as follows:

Theory: Lecture, group discussion, assignment and group work

Practical: Demonstration, observation and self-practice.

Disciplinary and Ethical Requirements

Intoxication, insubordination or rudeness to peers will result in immediate suspension followed by a review by the disciplinary review committee of the college.

Dishonesty in academic or practice activities will result in immediate suspension followed by an administrative review, with possible expulsion.

Illicit drug use, bearing arms on campus, threats, or assaults to peers, faculty, or staff will result in immediate suspension, followed by an administrative review with possible expulsion.

Evaluation Scheme

a. Internal assessment

There shall be a transparent evaluation system for each subject both in theory and practical exposure.

Each subject will have internal evaluation at regular intervals of 4 months including formal and informal evaluation approaches and students must get the feedback about it.

Weightage of theory and practical marks will be 75% and 25% respectively

The theoretical and practical assessment format must be used as per CTEVT developed format and applied by the evaluators for evaluating student’s performance in each subject related to the theoretical and practical experiences.

b. Final examination

Weightage of theory and practical marks will be 75% and 25% respectively.

Students must pass in all subjects both in theory and practical to qualify for certification. If a student becomes unable to succeed in any subject s/he shall appear in the re-examination as administered by CTEVT.

Students shall be allowed to appear in final examination only after completing the internal assessment requirements.

c. Requirements for final practical examination

Qualified Agriculture /relevant subject teacher must evaluate final practical examinations.

One evaluator in one setting can evaluate not more than 20 students in a day.

Practical examination should be administered in actual situation on relevant subject with the provision of at least one internal evaluator from the concerned or affiliating institute led by an external evaluator nominated by CTEVT.

Provision of re-examination shall be as per CTEVT policy.

Pass Marks

The pass marks for both theory and practical will be 40 % of full marks

Grading System

The following grading system will be adopted:

Distinction: 80% and above

First division: 65% to below 80%

Second division: 50 % to below 65%

Pass division: 40% in aggregate

Certification

The council for technical education and vocational training will award certificates in “Diploma in Agriculture (I.Sc.Ag.) Major in Animal Science” to the candidates who successfully complete the requirements as prescribed by the CTEVT.

Career Path

The graduates would be eligible to work as mid-level technicians (Junior Technician, JT) in department of livestock services and related sector as prescribed by the Public Service Commission or the concerned authorities. The graduates will be eligible to apply for the entrance examination to study B Sc Ag and B V Sc & AH , B Sc Animal science and other related programs of PU, TU and other recognized universities of Nepal and abroad.

Mission

Produce sufficient number of middle level technical manpower in the field of Livestock Management and Animal Health to meet the national requirements and the demand of foreign employment sector.

Strategy

Achieve mission of educational excellency by maintaining proper infrastructure, lab facilities, qualified and experienced teachers/ faculties through a sound curriculum and ultimately to produce competent graduates.

Specifically, revise and implement currulum periodically to cover overall aspects of modern livestock farming including animal health and husbandry practices, extension education, social mobilization, community development etc. in order to produce middle level first hand technical manpower required in private and government Livestock Farms, Commercial Poultry Farms, Pigery, Fish and Fishery, Sheep and Goat Farms, Rabitry, Pet Animals and Equine Care Center and Dairy Indurtries which ultimately help to improve livestock economy and national GDP.

Philosophy

Application of modern scientific tools and techniques in livestock development sector addressing present needs and future generation issues.

Programme Description

The Diploma in Agriculture (Intermediate in Science in Agriculture) major in animal Science course is of 3 years duratuion. First year covers basic sciences, maths and languages which provide base for the study in subsequent years and also provide the base for bachelor level study in related field. Second year courses are of mixed type which covers common agriculture related courses such as Extesion and Community development, Elimentary Statistics and basic Computer Sciences, Agribusiness Management and Marketing, Aquaculture, Introductory Plant Science and some specialized courses of animal sciences such as Animal Nutrition and Fodder Production, Sheep and Goat production, Animal Health I (clinicalmedicine) and Animal Housing and Environmental Sciences. Third year courses are totally related to animal husbandry and veterinary sciences which include Animal Health II( preventive veterinary medicine), Commercial Dairy Farming, Dairy and Animal Product Technology, Commercial Poultry Production, Veterinary Laboratory Techniques, Equine, Rabit and Pets, Veterinary Clinical Practice and Work Experience Program (WEP).

Aim and Objectives of the program

Aim

Produce competent mid-level human resources equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills in agriculture, basic veterinary Science, animal husbandry and related subjects

Objectives

The specific objectives are:

1. Provide sufficient knowledge of basic sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), maths and languages so that the graduates can compete with +2 science students in bachelor level study

2. Provide sufficient knowledge and skills of community actions and social mobilization so that they can work as extension worker in the community.

3. Provide knowledge and skills in care and management of major domesticated livestock species and pets.

4. Provide basic knowledge and skills of animal health and hygiene required for field veterinary services.

5. Produce competent graduates who can work as veterinary para-professional under the guidance and responsibility of veterinarians.

Conceptual Framework

The major focus of this programme is to produce qualified middle level manpower in animal health and livestock production field, which can provide technical guidance and support to the livestock and dairy farmers, fishery entrepreneurs and pet owers. It will also creates employment opportunities and improve equitable livelihood of farmers especially underprivileged societies including women and other disadvantage groups of the community. The course structure deals with theory and practical aspects of animal husbandry and veterinary sciences.

The course will have two components: Basic core course and specialized course. The basic science courses are termed as core course and all agriculture/ animal science/veterinary science related courses are termed as specialized course. The first year is designed focusing with basic sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Mathematics, Nepali and English. The subjects for second year include the courses of basic agricultural subjects and animal science related specialization subjects. While the third year is totally animal science and veterinary related specialized courses which are mentioned above in program description.

Finally, the course should reflect:

the need of present Agriculture/Veterinary services

the professionalism in livestock sector

the need based curriculum so that the graduates of this course will be readily acceptable by the farmers at community level

the roles and responsibilities of Agriculture/ Vet TECHNICIAN to improve the livestock economy of the country

Target Groups

SLC passed graduates with minimum second division marks

Group Size

40 students in one batch

Entry Criteria

The entry requirements:

SLC passed certificate with minimum second division marks.

Should appear and pass the entrance test conducted by the CTEVT.

Admission will be made on the basis of merit list within the quota as fixed by the CTEVT policies.

Following documents should be submitted by the applicant along with the application form for entrance test and also for admission process:

SLC passed certificate (with at least second division marks)

Character certificate

Citizenship certificate( only for verification of date of birth, name , fathers name and address)

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction will be English for all the subjects except Nepali subject of first year.

Course Duration

Course duration= 3 years (including 3 months WEP).

One academic year = 32 academic weeks.

One week= 40 hrs

One year = 40 hrs*32=1280 hrs

Pattern of attendance

At least 90% attendance record for classroom teaching and 95 % for fieldwork/WEP is required to be eligible to appear in annual/ final examinations.

Teacher and student ratio

The ratio between teachers and students must be:

· 1:40 for theory and tutorial class

· 1:10 for practical class.

The Qualifications of Coordinator, Teacher and Demonstrator:

The program coordinator must be a master degree holder in related field or he/she will have Bachelor degree in related field with minimum of 5 years teaching experience after completion of the Bachelor degree.

The teacher faculty must be a bachelor’s degree holder in technical subjects and masters degree for basic sciences and other non technical subjects

The demonstrator should have an intermediate level degree in related subject with minimum of 2 years experience

Minimum of 75% of the teachers must be fulltime.

Teaching learning materials

Printed materials: Assignment sheets, case studies, handouts, performance checklists, textbooks etc.

Non-projected materials: Displays, models, photographs, flipchart, poster, writing board etc.

Projected media materials: Slides, overhead projectors, transparency, opaque projections etc.

Audio-visual materials: Audiotapes, films, slide-tapes, video disc, video tapes etc.

Computer based instructional materials: Computer based training, interactive video etc.

Teaching learning methodologies

Lecture, group discussion, demonstration, simulation, role play, guided practice, practical work, field visits, laboratory observation and work, report writing, term paper presentation, case analysis, tutoring etc. Categorically the teaching and learning methodology will be as follows:

Theory: Lecture, group discussion, assignment and group work

Practical: Demonstration, observation and self-practice.

Disciplinary and Ethical Requirements

Intoxication, insubordination or rudeness to peers will result in immediate suspension followed by a review by the disciplinary review committee of the college.

Dishonesty in academic or practice activities will result in immediate suspension followed by an administrative review, with possible expulsion.

Illicit drug use, bearing arms on campus, threats, or assaults to peers, faculty, or staff will result in immediate suspension, followed by an administrative review with possible expulsion.

Evaluation Scheme

a. Internal assessment

There shall be a transparent evaluation system for each subject both in theory and practical exposure.

Each subject will have internal evaluation at regular intervals of 4 months including formal and informal evaluation approaches and students must get the feedback about it.

Weightage of theory and practical marks will be 75% and 25% respectively

The theoretical and practical assessment format must be used as per CTEVT developed format and applied by the evaluators for evaluating student’s performance in each subject related to the theoretical and practical experiences.

b. Final examination

Weightage of theory and practical marks will be 75% and 25% respectively.

Students must pass in all subjects both in theory and practical to qualify for certification. If a student becomes unable to succeed in any subject s/he shall appear in the re-examination as administered by CTEVT.

Students shall be allowed to appear in final examination only after completing the internal assessment requirements.

c. Requirements for final practical examination

Qualified Agriculture /relevant subject teacher must evaluate final practical examinations.

One evaluator in one setting can evaluate not more than 20 students in a day.

Practical examination should be administered in actual situation on relevant subject with the provision of at least one internal evaluator from the concerned or affiliating institute led by an external evaluator nominated by CTEVT.

Provision of re-examination shall be as per CTEVT policy.

Pass Marks

The pass marks for both theory and practical will be 40 % of full marks

Grading System

The following grading system will be adopted:

Distinction: 80% and above

First division: 65% to below 80%

Second division: 50 % to below 65%

Pass division: 40% in aggregate

Certification

The council for technical education and vocational training will award certificates in “Diploma in Agriculture (I.Sc.Ag.) Major in Animal Science” to the candidates who successfully complete the requirements as prescribed by the CTEVT.

Career Path

The graduates would be eligible to work as mid-level technicians (Junior Technician, JT) in department of livestock services and related sector as prescribed by the Public Service Commission or the concerned authorities. The graduates will be eligible to apply for the entrance examination to study B Sc Ag and B V Sc & AH , B Sc Animal science and other related programs of PU, TU and other recognized universities of Nepal and abroad.

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