Department of Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology

Department of Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology


The Department of Veterinary Public Health was established in the year 1970, with the aim of teaching, research and extension in the field of zoonoses, environmental hygiene, food hygiene, food safety and public health. Latter on Epidemiology was also included and this department was renamed as Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology. The department offers undergraduate and post graduate courses in each semester/ academic year.  Besides teaching the department is also involved in active research activities in the field of zoonoses and food borne diseases. We also contribute in sensitizing public and mass awareness about the prevention and control of zoonotic diseases. The department has a well-equipped molecular laboratory for PG research besides the basic laboratory facilities for UG teaching. The data processing and programming unit with dedicated computer facility and internet connectivity has been established in the department for demonstration of epidemiological tools to the students.


  • To cater the needs of teaching at Under-graduate and Post-graduate level in Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology.
  • To conduct need-based researches in the field of One health, zoonoses and epidemiology, Food hygiene, Environmental hygiene and comparative medicine.
  • To conduct mass awareness of zoonoses prevention and control, food safety, importance of sanitation & hygiene and environmental safety.


  • Molecular laboratory with PCR, Gel documentation, electrophoresis, refrigerated centrifuge, ELISA reader, shaker incubator etc.
  • Undergraduate laboratory with audio visual aids
  • Biosafety cabinet (level II) facility.
  • Data processing and programming unit with internet connectivity


Academic Activities

U.G. Courses (As per VCI)

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Course Title/ Course No. Credit hrs. Semester/ Professional year
1.  Environment and environmental hygiene 2+1 IX semester
2. Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology

  • UNIT-1 (Veterinary public health and food safety)
  • UNIT-2 (Veterinary  epidemiology)
  • UNIT-3 (Zoonotic diseases)
  • UNIT-4 (Environmental hygiene)
3+1 3rd professional year

MVSc. Courses (As per ICAR)


Course title/ course no. Credit hrs.
1. Elements of veterinary public health 1+1
2. Bacterial and rickettsial agents of public health significance 2+1
3. Viral, fungal and parasitic agents of public health significance 2+1
4. Zoonoses and public health 2+1
5. Principles of food hygiene and safety 2+1
6. Food-borne infections and intoxications 2+1
7. Meat and milk hygiene 2+1
8. Environmental pollution and safety 3+1
9. Fish, fish products and seafood hygiene 1+1
10. Bioterrorism and disaster management 1+1
11. Master’s seminar 1+0
12. Master’s research 20


PhD Courses (As per ICAR)


Course title/ course no. Credit hrs.
1. Current topics in veterinary public health 2+1
2. Emerging and reemerging zoonoses 2+1
3. Quality control of animal food products 2+1
4. Occupational health hazards 2+1
5. Disposal and recycling of waste 2+1
6. Biohazards, biosecurity and disaster management 2+0
7. Food plant sanitation 2+1
8. Advances in environmental pollution control 2+1
9. Special problem 0+2
10. Doctoral seminar I 1+0
11. Doctoral seminar II 1+0
12. Doctoral research 45

Research Activities

Research Activities

Completed Research Projects:


Title of the Project Duration Funding Agency PI/CoPI
1.  Monitoring of microbiological quality of foods of animal origin with reference to E. coli and Salmonella 2010-2013 RAU PUSA PI – Dr. P. Kaushik

Ongoing Research Projects:

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Title of the Project Duration Funding Agency PI/ CO PI
1. AICRP on Animal disease monitoring and surveillance 2015 ICAR Dr. Pankaj kumar-PI
Dr. P. Kaushik- CO PI
2. Outreach programme of zoonotic diseases 2017 ICAR Dr. Pradip ray –PI(RCER-ICAR)
Dr. P. Kaushik- CO PI
3.  “Isolation and characterization of bacteriophage targeting food borne pathogens from sewage samples of livestock farm” 2019 BASU Dr. Anjay – PI
Dr. P. Kaushik- CO PI
4. Indian Network of Fisheries and Animal  Antimicrobial resistance (INFAAR) 2020 ICAR Dr. P. Kaushik-  PI
Dr. Anjay- CO PI

Faculty Members

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NAME Mobile No. Email ID More
1. Dr. P. Kaushik 7020456539 More..
2. Dr. Seuli Saha Roy 9212756800 More..
3. Dr. Anjay 8210707136 More..
4. Dr. Bhoomika 9713600025 More..

Supporting Staff

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Mobile No.

1 Shri Chedi Paswan Laboratory Assistant
2 Smt. Sugan Devi Sweeper-cum-Attendant 6205217973

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Contact Details

Dr. Purushottam Kaushik

Department of Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology
Bihar Veterinary College, Patna – 14 (Bihar, India)
Contact No.: +91 7020456539
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