Bachelor of Science in Animal Science – 4 years
(Diploma in Animal Science – 2 years)
 
The main purposes of Diploma and BSc programmes in Animal Science are to develop national capacity in the sustainable livestock development, and contribute to rural development and poverty reduction initiatives. The proposed programmes are designed to develop a cadre of professionals with skills, knowledge and competencies in applied science pertinent to all aspects of livestock farming and natural resources management. The four year programme is designed with double exit and double entry possibilities. The first two years of the programme is skill based, and prepares students to exit with a two year Diploma certificate. On completion of the first two years, those students capable of and wishing to pursue Bachelor programme will continue further for two more years and exit with Bachelor degree. Diploma graduates who have worked and gathered at least two years of field experience (in-service) and wishing to enhance their profession career have the possibility to enter at the beginning of year 3 to obtain a Bachelor degree.
 
Objectives
 
The main aim of the Diploma and BSc in Animal Science is to contribute to the socioeconomic development by creating a larger critical mass of qualified professionals in the field of livestock and to advance the country's intellectual and academic environment. Graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills to enhance livestock production, food security, genetic resources conservation, and animal health science programmes that contribute to the sustainable socioeconomic development of a nation. 
 
Curriculum Structure
 
The proposed four year BSc programme consists of 480 credits with 36 modules including field attachment and a research project in the 4th year. The mode of study will be full time.
 
Year
Semester
Module Title
Module Code
Credit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
I
Dzongkha
DZG101
12
Academic  Skills
ACS101
12
Basic Anatomy & Physiology of farm animas
VSC101
12
Fundamentals of Animal reproduction
ANS101
12
Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition
ANU101
12
 
 
II
Communication & Extension
EXT101
12
Fundamentals of Animal Genetics & Breeding
ANS102
12
Feed & Fodder Production
FFP101
12
Dairy Production
APR101
12
Fundamentals of Veterinary Medicine
VCS102
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
I
Farm Economics & Marketing
ECN201
12
Project Work I
PWK201
12
Veterinary Surgery
VSC203
12
Preventive Veterinary Medicine
VSC204
12
Pig Production
APR202
12
 
 
II
Project Work II
PWK202
12
Field Attachment
ATT201
12
Reproductive Management of Farm Animals
ANS203
12
Poultry Production
APR203
12
Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology
VSC205
12
Clinical Veterinary Medicine
VSC206
12
 
 
 
 
 
3
 
 
I
Organizational Management and Leadership
MGT101
12
Entrepreneurship Development
EDP101
12
Farm Animal Growth & Development
ANS304
12
Minor Animal Production- Yak, Goat, Apiculture & Equine
APR304
12
Fish Production
APR305
12
 
II
Statistics
STS301
12
Research Methods
RES301
12
Dairy Technology
FST301
12
Applied Animal Nutrition
ANU302
12
Animal Welfare
ANS305
12
 
 
 
4
 
 
I
Project Planning & Management
MGT302
12
Geographical Information System & Remote Sensing
GIS402
12
Meat Science & Technology
FST402
12
Biotechnology in Animal Production
APR406
12
Sustainable Livestock Farming
APR407
12
II
Research Project
RES402
60
 
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