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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Veterinary Science

Veterinary Physiology & Biochemistry

With the inception of the College of Veterinary Science in November 1969 under Punjab Agricultural

University, the Department of Veterinary Physiology was created with one Assistant Professor and

one Professor. Gradually the facilities in terms of Laboratory space, equipment, etc. were procured

and other infrastructure was developed, for teaching, research and extension programmes. After the

establishment of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal sciences University, the Department of

Veterinary Biochemistry was merged with this department in 2009 as per the guidelines of Minimum

Standards of Veterinary Education of VCI and is now exist as Department of Veterinary Physiology

and Biochemistry.

Presently, the department has well-qualified four Physiologists and three Biochemists to

impart high standards of education to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Veterinary

Physiology and Biochemistry under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Digvijay Singh, Professor & Head of

the Department. The department offers a 4+1 credit hour course of Veterinary Physiology to the

First Professional B.V.Sc. & A.H. students and 2+1 credit course of Veterinary Biochemistry to the

Second Professional B.V.Sc. & A.H. students. Apart from this, the faculty of the department is also

involved in teaching the Diagnostic Laboratory practices of Veterinary Clinical Practices (VCP-II)

course (0+6 credit hours) offered to the Fourth Professional B.V.Sc. & A.H. students.

The prime mandate of the Department is to train the undergraduate students in the field of

Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry for subsequently making them competent Veterinarians and

to provide advance training/education to the postgraduate students in various aspects of Veterinary

Physiology and Biochemistry. The Department is equipped with Fully Automatic Wet Biochemistry

Analyzer, Semi-automatic Biochemistry Analyzer, PCR, Gel Documentation System etc. for carrying

out the research on the physiological and biochemical aspects of animal health and production, and

is extending these facilities to other departments of the University. The major thrust areas of the

department is to work on physiological/biochemical markers in relation to animal health and

production, physiology of rumen ecosystem & clinical applications of stem cells.


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