Department of Veterinary Physiology


The Department of Veterinary Physiology is one of the oldest departments of Bihar Veterinary College, Patna as per VCI Curriculum in U.G. program and is in existence since the inception of the College. About 20 M.V.Sc and one Ph.D. degree was awarded and more that 250 research papers were published in standard journal of national and international repute. As Physiology teaching is concerned with basic and strategic activities and ensures involvement of students in different basic research methodologies carried out to understand for courses to be taught in other higher professional year curriculum like Animal Nutrition, Vety. Pharmacology & Toxicology, ARGO, Vety. Public Health, Vety. Medicine etc. The Veterinary Physiology is the prerequisite for teaching, research and extension at many subjects and to impart knowledge to the students, researchers and extension workers engaged in the field of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences. The department provides excellent teaching to UG & PG students with the help of all teaching aids and practical facilities and infrastructure for conducting research in all areas to achieve outcome to be transferred from Lab to land programme (ICAR transfer of technology programme) and accordingly was organizing demonstration, off campus training and other extension activities.

Presently the department of Physiology is participating under many extension activities such as on campus training, demonstration of farmers, paravets and field Veterinarians for the adoption of innovation for socio-economic upliftment of livestock farmers, increasing livestock entrepreneurial traits of livestock farmers.


  • Provides good teaching at Under-graduate and Post-graduate level on the different courses of Veterinary Physiology.
  • To conduct need-based researches and mandate objectives of Physiology.


  • General and Systemic Physiology Lab. (Refrigerated Centrifuge, Rotary shaker)
  • Molecular Physiology Lab. (Thermal cycler, Gel Doc, Ice flake machine)
  • Reproductive Physiology Lab (Bio-digestor machine)
  • Environmental Physiology Lab. (Max. Min. Thermometer, Sunshine recorder etc.)
  • Haematology Lab. (Haemocytometer etc.)

Academic Activities

U.G. Courses (As per VCI)

Sl. No.

Courses No.

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

11st Professional YearFirst year Physiology Professional Course4+1


MVSc. Courses (As per ICAR)

Course NO.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

VPY 601Physiology of Digestion2+1
VPY 602Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology2+1
VPY 603Renal Physiology and body fluid dynamics2+1
VPY 604Haematology2+1
VPY 605Vitamins and Minerals in Animal Physiology2+0
VPY 606Physiology of Animal Reproduction2+1
VPY 607Clinical Physiology2+1
VPY 608Neuromuscular Physiology1+0
VPY 609Chemical bioregulation in Physiological functions3+0
VPY 610Research Techniques in Veterinary Physiology0+2
VPY 691Master’s Seminar1+0
VPY 699Master’s Research20

PhD Courses (As per ICAR)

Course NO.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

VPY 701

Applied Physiology of body fluids and electrolytes


VPY 702

Physiology of Animal behaviour


VPY 703

Comparative Physiology of ruminant digestion


VPY 704

Advances in neuro-endocrinology


VPY 705

Myophysiology and Kinesiology


VPY 706

Avian Physiology


VPY 707

Physiology of Lactation


VPY 708

Advances in environmental Physiology and growth


VPY 709

Advances in rumen microbiology and metabolism


VPY 710

Advances in Immunophysiology


VPY 711

Physiology of Stress


VPY 790

Special Problem


VPY 791

Doctoral Research – I


VPY 792

Doctoral research – II


VPY 799

Doctoral Research


PGS Non-Credit Compulsory courses

Sl. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours


PGS- 502

Technical writing and communication skills



PGS- 503

Intellectual Property and Its Management



PGS- 505

Agricultural Research Ethics and Rural Development Programmes



PGS- 506

Disaster Management


Research Activities

Completed Research Projects:

Sl. No.Title of the ProjectDurationFunding agencyPI/Co-PIs
1.AICRP Scheme on Improvement of Feed Resources and Nutrient Utilization in Raising Animal Production2004-2012ICAR, New DelhiCo-PI: Dr. Pramod Kumar
2.Understanding the mechanism of variation in status of a few nutritionally important micronutrients in some important food crops and the mechanism of micronutrient enrichment in plant parts2009-2014NAIP, ICARPI: Dr. Pramod Kumar

Ongoing Research Projects:

Sl. No.Title of the ProjectYear of Start Funding agencyPI/Co-PIs
1.Establishment of ETT Laboratory with IVF facility to enhance milk production and productivity among non-descript and descript breeds of Bihar2018DADF, GOIPI: Dr Ravindra Kumar Co-PI: Dr. Pramod Kumar

Faculty Members

S. NoNameMobile No.Email IDMore
1Dr. Pramod  Kumar7488374329[email protected]More..

Supporting Staff

S. NoNameDesignationMobile No.
1Sri Shankar Prasad GuptaAssistant Animal Attendant8877701968

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Contact Details

Dr. Pramod Kumar
Assistant Professor & Head
Department of Veterinary Physiology
Contact No.: +91 7488374329
Email ID.: [email protected]