Diploma in Agriculture (Animal Science)

Agriculture has been handed down traditionally as the major source of livelihood of the population in Nepal. With more than 65% of total population involved in agriculture, it is still one of the important sectors of economy. Agriculture covers 27.64% of gross domestic product (GDP). The agricultural practice is integrated with livestock which is mostly subsistent. With milk meat and eggs, our livestock sector is heading towards selfsufficiency while some niche products like yak cheese, pashmina wool, leather, etc. have been established as the prominent products for commercial and export purposes.

The Constitution of Nepal guarantees food and nutritional security to all citizens which requires high priority in the agriculture sector. Likewise, agriculture supports employment generation, import-substitution, and export promotion which is fundamental to poverty reduction in the country. With the advent of globalization, Nepal’s agriculture sector is adapting to technology-based, mechanized, commercial, and innovative approaches. The quick development of information, communication, and technology has been able to sensitize farmers to new agricultural practices. To meet the envisioned goals and eliminate challenges in this sector, skilled human resource production is important.

CTEVT has been able to produce skilled mid-level frontline human resources in agriculture in Nepal. As the major organization for technical human resource production, CTEVT has a major challenge to meet the demands in the changing context. This is only possible with a comprehensive curriculum that incorporates contextual and contemporary needs. In this context, CTEVT has introduced a revised curriculum for Diploma in Agriculture (Animal Science) [Intermediate of Science in Agriculture-Major in Animal Science].

This course is based on the job required to perform by the Junior Technicians (JT) at different levels of public and private sectors of Agriculture and community development-related works in Nepal. Therefore, this curriculum is designed to provide knowledge and skills focusing on Agriculture Animal Science related to the occupation. There are six semesters in total within the period of three years. The first-year courses are offered to focus on foundational and core academic subjects of Agriculture Science; the second-year courses are focused on basic disciplinary subjects of Agriculture Animal Science. Similarly, the third-year whole courses comprise of the disciplinary subjects related to Agriculture Extension, Animal Product, Animal Waste management Poultry and so on. Moreover, the third year insists on the application of learned skills and knowledge through the project work and Internship Program. . The curriculum structure and the subject-wise content reflect the details of this curriculum. In brief, this curriculum will guide its implementers to produce competent and highly employable middle-level technical workforces in the field of Agriculture.
The contents of each subject prescribed in the curriculum are founded on the “must know and must do” principle. The contents of the curriculum are comprehensively described at the micro level.

The Course objectives are:
1. Diagnose symptoms of different animal diseases and health conditions of livestock species and pets;
2. Provide preventive and curatives services to the domesticated animals of farmers and different scales of the animal production system;
3. Delver animal management, first aid, and referral services;
4. Deliver extension and community development services as a front-line extension worker;
5. Conduct farmers training as a local level resource person for improving animal health, animal feeds, management, and caring system;
6. Carryout agribusiness management and cooperatives services at rural and urban areas in public and private sectors;
7. Promote livestock commodities such as milk, eggs, fur, leather, and wool production;
8. Communicate effectively and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary and multicultural work environments through recognizing and understanding global,
environmental, social, and ethical contexts of their works; and
9. Enable to prepare a business plan for establishing small-scale production and service-related agro-enterprise firms.

First Semester

  • Nepali
  • English I
  • Mathematics I
  • Physics I
  • Chemistry I
  • Botany I
  • Zoology I

Second Semester

  • English II
  • Mathematics II
  • Physics II
  • Chemistry II
  • Botany II
  • Zoology Ii
  • Computer Application

Third Semester

  • Introduction to Animal Production System
  • Introductory Animal Nutrition
  • Introduction to Animal Production and Management – I (Cattle, Buffalo, Yak, Sheep, and Goat)
  • Basics of Fodder Production and Pasture Management
  • Basic Livestock Health Management – I
  • Basics of Animal Product Technology – I (Dairy and Eggs)
  • Introductory Genetics and Animal Breeding

Fourth Semester

  • Introduction to Animal Production and Management -II (Horse/Mule, Swine, Rabbit, Pet and Lab Animals)
  • Basic Livestock Health Management – II
  • Elementary Animal Reproduction
  • Introduction to One Health, Zoonosis and Food Safety
  • Fundamentals of Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Introductory Agri Economics & Farm Management

Fifth Semester

  • Introductory Poultry Production & Management
  • Introductory Veterinary Laboratory Techniques
  • Basics of Animal Product Technology -II (Meat, Fish, and Wool)
  • Fundamentals of Animal Waste Management
  • Fundamentals of Livestock Extension and Communication
  • Basics of Agribusiness Management, Marketing, and Cooperative
  • Introductory Animal Welfare and Jurisprudence
  • Basics of Farm Housing and Biosecurity.

Sixth Semester

  • Elementary Agriculture Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Social Mobilization & Community Development
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Internship (Farm Practice Training)
  • SLC or SEE pass with minimum C Grade in any two subjects and D+ in any one subject among Mathematics, Science and English or as per provisions mentioned in the admission guidelines of Office of the Controller of Examinations, CTEVT.
  • Pre-diploma in Agriculture (Animal Science) or equivalent with minimum 67.00%.
  • Pass entrance examination administered by CTEVT.

40 Pax

English & Nepali

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