KVASU to launch 14 new courses

June 06, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:44 am IST - KALPETTA:

An academic council meeting of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) held at its headquarters at Pookode here recently decided to launch 14 new courses under the technology-enabled learning programme.

Courses such as Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Services in Animal Agriculture, Climate Services, Meat Processing Technology, Toxicological Pathology, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Therapeutic Management of Infectious Diseases of Pet Animals and Pet Birds, and Dairy and Poultry Entrepreneurship would be launched during next academic year, B. Ashok, Vice Chancellor, KVASU, told The Hindu .

KVASU would launch a postgraduate certificate courses in Veterinary Homeopathy, Dr. Ashok said. Technology-enabled courses would be under the move on to open online courses (MOOC) mode, Dr. Ashok said.

The university would use software such as Swayam and Amrita Virtual Interactive e-learning World, developed by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development and Amrita University respectively, for the courses. Seats for Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry (BVSc&AH) would be increased from 220 to 260, he said.

The university would try to launch the B.Tech. course in Food Technology during next academic year.

An academic staff training college would be set up at Mannuthy as per the stipulations of the University Grants Commission and the number of merit scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students would be increased, Dr. Ashok said.

The toxicological pathology programme is an international one in 10 international experts from the U.K., the U.S., and Canada would be resource persons, T.P. Sethumadhavan, Director of Entrepreneurship, KVASU, said.

Graduates could join the postgraduate diploma programmes, Dr. Sethumadhavan said adding that SSLC or Plus Two holders could apply for diploma programmes. Veterinary graduates could join for the postgraduate certificate programme in Veterinary Homeopathy, he said.

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