Department of Veterinary Parasitology

Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding

About


The Department of Veterinary Parasitology is one of the pre-clinical branches of Veterinary Sciences established in the year 2021-22. The department imparts Under graduate and Post-Graduate teaching in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry as the major activities along with research and extension activities associated to diagnosis and control of parasitic diseases in animals. Currently, three faculty members are in position each of rank Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor. First faculty of the department joined in the month of March 2023. Department has facilities and university recognized faculties to guide P.G. and Ph.D. students in field of Veterinary Parasitology. Faculties of department also running two institution research Projects as PI and two as Co-PI.  One multi-institutional externally funded project (ICMR) has been submitted and waiting for approval. Moreover, faculty members are actively engaged in institutional development as College Procurement Officer, CLPC and Chief Hostel Warden apart from other activities. The development of the department is under progress and ready to take up more and more assignment in favour of the people of India.

Mandate


Mandate:

  • To impart education in the subject of Veterinary Parasitology to the Under Graduate and Post Graduate students.
  • To undertake research activities on parasitological problems of livestock, pets and birds.
  • To undertake the extension of the subject to the farmers in co-operation with the government departments and agencies concerned.

Future Goals and Strategies: 

    • Development of UG and PG research laboratory and Parasitological museum.
    • Developing the advanced diagnostic facilities in the department.
    • Research to develop user friendly, more reliable, specific and sensitive test for parasitic disease diagnosis at field level.
    • Research to develop the immuno-prophylaxis against parasitic diseases.
    • Quality education to the Veterinary Graduates and Post-Graduate about the Veterinary Parasitology subject to serve the society in best way.

Facilities


Laboratories and Offices: 

Helminthology Lab cum Museum > 600 sq. ft. 1
Entomology and Protozoology Lab > 600 sq. ft.
  • 1

Major Instruments (Under purchase process):

Autoclave 1
Hot air oven 1
Laboratory Refrigerator 2
Binocular microscope with high power Oil immersion with light attachment 30
Phase Contrast Microscope 1
Centrifuge 3
Refrigerated Centrifuge 1
Multiple eyepiece demonstrator or Multi-head Microscope 1
Stereo zoom microscope (with camera and PC) 1
Deep Freezer 1
Trinocular microscope (with camera and PC) 1
Weighing Balance (digital) 2
Digital Camera 1
BOD Incubator 1
Thermal Cycler 1
Horizontal Electrophoresis system 2
Power Pack 1
Gel Documentation system 1
Micro web oven 1
Micro centrifuge 1
Micro-pipette (different  volumes) 5
Laminar Airflow (Horizontal) 1
PCR workstation 1
Stabilizer (5 kVA) 1
Online UPS (6 kVa) 1
Water bath (both Heating and cooling function) 1
Orbital Shaker incubator 1

 

Parasitological Museum:

Academic Activities


UG Programme (Theory and Practical – as per MSVE- 2016) :

Sr. No.   Course Title   Credits
1 Veterinary Parasitology                                                                 3+2
Theory
Unit I General Veterinary Parasitology
Unit II Trematodes and Cestodes of Veterinary Importance
Unit III Nematodes of Veterinary Importance
Unit IV Arthropods of Veterinary Importance
Unit V Protozoa of Veterinary Importance
Practical
Unit I Unit I : General Veterinary Parasitology
Unit II Unit II : Trematodes and Cestodes of Veterinary Importance
Unit III Unit III: Nematodes of Veterinary Importance
Unit IV Unit IV: Arthropods of Veterinary Importance
Unit V Unit V : Protozoa of Veterinary Importance

PG Programme:

Sr. No. Course No. Course Title Credits
1.         VPA-501 Platyhelminthes-I 1+1
2.         VPA-502 Platyhelminthes-II 1+1
3.         VPA-503 Nemathelminthes and Acanthocephala 2+1
4.         VPA-504 Arthropod Parasites 2+1
5.         VPA-505 Parasitic Protozoa 2+1
6.         VPA-506 Diagnostic Parasitology 0+2
7.         VPA-507 Clinical Parasitology 1+1
8.         VPA-508 Management of Parasitic Diseases 1+1
9.         VPA-509 Immunoparasitology 2+1
10.     VPA-510 Parasitic Zoonoses 2+0
11.     VPA-511 Parasites of Wildlife 1+1
12.     VPA 591 Master’s seminar 1+0
13.     VPA 599 Master’s research 30

Ph.D. Programme:

1.         VPA 601 Advances in Helminthology-I 2+1
2.         VPA 602 Advances in Helminthology-II 2+1
3.         VPA 603 Entomology and Acarology 2+1
4.         VPA 604 Advances in Protozoology 2+1
5.         VPA 605 Immunology of Parasitic Diseases 1+2
6.         VPA 606 Molecular Diagnostics and Vaccine Development in Parasitology 2+1
7.         VPA 607 Host Parasite Interactions 2+0
8.         VPA 608 In Vitro Cultivation of Parasites 1+2
9.         VPA 609 Emerging and Re-Emerging Parasitic Diseases 2+0
10.     VPA 610 Biology and Ecology of Parasites 3+0
11.     VPA 611 Molecular Veterinary Parasitology 2+0
12.     VPA 612 Parasite Epidemiology 2+0
13.     VPA 690 Special Problem 0+1
14.     VPA 691 Doctoral Seminar I 1+0
15.     VPA 692 Doctoral Seminar II 1+0
16.     VPA 699 Doctoral Research 75

Research Activities


The faculty members of the department are actively engaged in scientific research. The department identified the following thrust area of research

  1. Epidemiological studies of parasitic diseases in the animals of an area coming under university/college jurisdiction.
  2. Tick identification and management.
  3. Research to develop user friendly, more reliable, specific and sensitive test for parasitic disease diagnosis especially haemoprotozoans at field level.
  4. Immuno-prophylaxis against parasitic diseases.

Accordingly, the following research projects are either ongoing or submitted to the funding agency.

Ongoing projects:

  • Molecular detection and characterization of ticks and tick-borne haemoprotozoans in cattle and goats in north-eastern region of Bihar

PI: Dr. Binod Kumar
Funding agency:
BASU, Patna (Institute Research Project)
Duration of Project: 2 Years
Budget: 16.2 lakhs

Year of start: May 2024

  • Status of gastro-intestinal parasitic burden in ruminants in in north-eastern region of Bihar

PI: Dr. Kaushlendra Singh
Funding agency: BASU, Patna (Institute Research Project)
Duration  of Project: 2 Years
Budget: 5.0 lakhs
Year of   start: May 2024

  • Prevalence of common MDR bacterial pathogens responsible for infertility (metritis, pyometra, repeat breeding & silent heat), abortion and mastitis in dairy animals of Kishanganj region.

Co-PI: Dr. Binod Kumar
Funding agency: BASU, Patna (Institute Research Project)
Duration of Project: 2 Years
Budget: 5.0 lakhs
Year of   start: May 2024

  • Standardizing Goat transportation for improved welfare in Semanchal districts of Bihar.

Co-PI: Dr. Binod Kumar
Funding agency: BASU, Patna (Institute Research Project)
Duration of Project: 2 Years
Budget: 5.0 lakhs
Year of   start: May 2024

Research Project Submitted to the Funding Agency:

  • A holistic approach towards surveillance and management of the zoonoitc Ixodid ticks and tick-borne threats across diverse climatic regions of India

Co-PI: Dr. Binod Kumar
Funding agency: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi
Duration                          of Project: 3 Years
Budget: 129.19 lakhs
Year of submission: 2024

Faculty Members


Dr. Binod Kumar, M.V.Sc., Ph.D
Associate Professor & Head (i/c)
 E-mail- drkumarbinod@gmail.com
Mobile No. +91-97255 60977

Dr. Anup Kumar Tewari, M.V.Sc., Ph.D.
Professor
 E-mail- tewarianup@gmail.com
Mobile No. +91-94112 21634

Dr. Kaushlendra Singh, M.V.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
 E-mail- ksyadav1990@gmail.com
Mobile No. +91-95489 29828

Supporting Staff


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Contact Details


Dr. Binod Kumar
Associate Professor & Head (i/c)

drkumarbinod@gmail.com
+91-97255 60977