Department of Animal Genetics & Breeding

Department of Animal Genetics & Breeding

About


The Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics came into existence in the year 1950. Earlier it was one of the constituent units of Animal Husbandry Department, the major department of the college, which includes the Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics, Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. After implementation of Minimum Standard of Veterinary Education as per Veterinary Council of India act 1984, the name of the Department became Animal Genetics & Breeding since 2016.
Since its inception, the Department of Animal Genetics & Breeding is actively engaged in teaching, research and extension. With the initiation of B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree programme at Bihar Veterinary College, Patna in 1950, the Department of Animal Genetics & Breeding used to teach basic Principles of Genetics and Animal Breeding as per syllabus framed by the then Professors and Scientists of Animal Genetics & Breeding Department. With the establishment of Rajendra Agriculture University in 1971 at Pusa, the Bihar Veterinary College, Patna became the constituent College of that University and UG course curriculum was started as per ICAR syllabus. Since the implementation of Minimum Standard of Veterinary Education at BVC, Patna in the year 1997, the Department of Animal Genetics & Breeding started teaching of UG courses as per VCI syllabus. Accordingly, Computer Application was added in the syllabus.
The Post-Graduate (PG) programme was introduced in Animal Genetics & Breeding in the year 1960. The first M.V.Sc. degree was awarded to Dr. R. J. Prasad in the year 1962 and first Ph. D. degree was awarded to Dr. R. L. Singh in the year 1973.
Besides teaching, the Department of Animal Genetics & Breeding has under taken various ICAR research projects including estimation of chromosome number and their karyotyping in cattle. The department was actively engaged in progeny testing programme of Tharparkar herd maintained at Bihar Veterinary College, Patna. The scientists of the department have been engaged to render their extension services to the livestock farmers through Kisan Mela and Animal Health Camp organized by the College/University for genetic improvement of cattle in the state of Bihar either through Crossbreeding or Grading up programme.

Mandate


  • To tech Under-graduate and Post-graduate students on genetic principles and its application for genetic improvement of livestock and poultry species along with Biostatistics and Computer Application.
  • To conduct need based research for genetic improvement of livestock and avian genetic resources through formulation of appropriate breeding programmes.
  • To transfer the outcome (technologies / package of practices) of the researches from the laboratory to the livestock and poultry farmers.

Facilities


  • Computer-cum-statistics Laboratory
  • Molecular Genetics Laboratory

Academic Activities


U.G. Courses (As per VCI)

SI. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

1.

Animal Genetics & Breeding

3+1

UNIT-1Biostatistics & Computer Application
UNIT-2Principles of Animal and Population Genetics
UNIT-3Principles of Animal Breeding

 

MVSc. Courses (As per ICAR)

Course NO.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

AGB 601Animal Cytogenetics and Immunogenetics2+1
AGB 602Molecular Genetics in Animal Breeding2+1
AGB 603Population and Quantitative Genetics in Animal Breeding2+1
AGB 604Selection Methods and Breeding Systems3+1
AGB 605Biometrical Techniques in Animal Breeding3+1
AGB 606Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources2+0
AGB 607Cattle and Buffalo Breeding2+1
AGB 608Small Farm Animal Breeding (Sheep, Goat, Swine and Rabbit)2+0
AGB 609Poultry Breeding2+1
AGB 610Laboratory Animal Breeding1+0
AGB 691Master’s Seminar1+0

Total

22+7=29

AGB 699Master’s Research20

PhD Courses (As per ICAR)

Course NO.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

AGB 701

Recent Advances in Animal Genetics

2+0

AGB 702

Recent Trends in Animal Breeding

2+0

AGB 703

Advances in Biometrical Genetics

2+1

AGB 704

Advances in Selection Methodology

2+1

AGB 705

Bioinformatics in Animal Genetics and Breeding

2+0

AGB 706

Advances in Molecular Cytogenetics

2+0

AGB 707

Utilization of Non-Additive Genetic Variance in Farm Animals

2+1

AGB 791

Doctoral Seminar I

1+0

AGB 792

Doctoral Seminar II

1+0

Total

16+3=19

AGB 799

Doctoral Research

45

Research Activities


Completed Research Projects:

Sl. No.Title of the ProjectDurationFunding agencyPI/Co-PIs
1.Network Project of AnGR on “Survey and characterization of Bachaur Breed of cattle in Bihar”.3 YearsNBAGR (ICAR)PI: Dr. S. R. Singh
Co-PI: Dr. K. G. Mandal
2.Non-plan Project on “Development of Breed Descriptors for Shahabadi cattle and Diara buffalo in their native tracts”3 Years

 

BAU, Sabour
Bihar Animal Sciences University (BAU)
PI: Dr. K. G. Mandal
Co-PI: Dr. Birendra Kumar
3.DNA Polymorphism of MHC DRB3 gene in Crossbred and purebred Cattle in their native tract.3 Years

 

BAU, SabourPI: Dr. Birendra Kumar
Co-PI: Dr. K. G. Mandal
4.Study on DNA polymorphism at Fec B gene and its association with litter size trait of Local Goats in Bihar.2 Years

 

BAU, SabourPI: Dr. R. K. Singh
Co-PI: Dr. S.B. Verma, Dr. K.G. Mandal, Dr. Birendra Kumar

Ongoing Research Projects:

Sl. No.Title of the ProjectYear of Start Funding agencyPI/Co-PIs
1.Study on Genetic and Non-genetic Factors Influencing Milk Production Efficiency of Cattle of Shahabad Region of Bihar1 Year
2019-20
Bihar Animal Sciences University, PatnaDr. R .K. Singh
2.Morphometric Characterization and Factor Analysis of Buffaloes of Kosi Region of Bihar1 Year
2019-20
Bihar Animal Sciences University, PatnaDr. R .K. Singh

Faculty Members


S. NoNameMobile No.Email IDMore
1.Dr. K. G. Mandal7001728185[email protected]More..
2.Dr. Birendra Kumar9431444452[email protected]More..
3.Dr. Ramesh Kr. Singh8986157240[email protected]More..

Supporting Staff


S. NoNameDesignationMobile No.
1Sri Shambhu Ram Lab Attendant 9471408551
2 Md. Abdul Mazid Peon 8298801617

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Contact Details


Dr. Krishna Gopal Mandal

University Professor & Chairman
Department of Animal Genetics & Breeding
Bihar Veterinary College, Patna – 14 (Bihar, India)
Contact No.: +91 7001728185, 9431649643
Email ID.: [email protected]