Mannuthy centre to offer PG in Animal Biotechnology

The 6th Academic Council meeting of the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU), held at its headquarters here, has decided to launch various new courses in the coming academic year.

Speaking to media persons here after the meeting on Saturday, B. Ashok, Vice-Chancellor, KVASU, said that the university would launch five new courses, including one postgraduate degree course from the next academic year. The two-year postgraduate course in Animal Biotechnology would be offered through the Mannuty campus in Thrissur district.

Dr. Ashok said the other courses, including a two-year diploma course in Dairy Science and Poultry Science, would be offered on the Pookode campus.

Two postgraduate diploma courses in Agri-entrepreneurship and Farm Journalism would be started in distance education mode from next academic year, he added.

Apart from this, a one-year management diploma programme in Office Management would also be started and the university would provide training facilities to the students at its various educational institutions, Dr. Ashok said.

The meeting also decided to approach the government to reserve 25 per cent of seats for the degree courses in Veterinary and Animal Sciences to students from rural areas, including the children of dairy farmers, he added.

K.P. Sreekumar, Registrar, and A. Jalaludheen, Director of Academics and Research, KVASU attended.

  • Reservation of seats for wards of dairy farmers mooted

  • Farm Journalism course to be offered in distance mode