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

 

MVSc. Courses (As per ICAR)

Course NO.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

AGB 601 Animal Cytogenetics and Immunogenetics 2+1
AGB 602 Molecular Genetics in Animal Breeding 2+1
AGB 603 Population and Quantitative Genetics in Animal Breeding 2+1
AGB 604 Selection Methods and Breeding Systems 3+1
AGB 605 Biometrical Techniques in Animal Breeding 3+1
AGB 606 Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources 2+0
AGB 607 Cattle and Buffalo Breeding 2+1
AGB 608 Small Farm Animal Breeding (Sheep, Goat, Swine and Rabbit) 2+0
AGB 609 Poultry Breeding 2+1
AGB 610 Laboratory Animal Breeding 1+0
AGB 691 Master’s Seminar 1+0

Total

22+7=29

AGB 699 Master’s Research 20

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 Project Duration Funding agency PI/Co-PIs
1. Network Project of AnGR on “Survey and characterization of Bachaur Breed of cattle in Bihar”. 3 Years NBAGR (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, Sabour PI: 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, Sabour PI: 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 Project Year of Start Funding agency PI/Co-PIs
1. Study on Genetic and Non-genetic Factors Influencing Milk Production Efficiency of Cattle of Shahabad Region of Bihar 1 Year
2019-20
Bihar Animal Sciences University, Patna Dr. R .K. Singh
2. Morphometric Characterization and Factor Analysis of Buffaloes of Kosi Region of Bihar 1 Year
2019-20
Bihar Animal Sciences University, Patna Dr. R .K. Singh

Faculty Members


S. No Name Mobile No. Email ID More
1. Dr. K. G. Mandal 7001728185 kgmandal1957@gmail.com More..
2. Dr. Birendra Kumar 9431444452 drkbirendra@yahoo.com More..
3. Dr. Ramesh Kr. Singh 8986157240 ramesh.kumarvet@gmail.com More..

Supporting Staff


S. No Name Designation Mobile No.
1 Sri 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.: kgmandal1957@gmail.com