Department of Veterinary Parasitology

Department of Veterinary Parasitology


The Department of Parasitology has been actively engaged in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching, research and extension in the field of Veterinary Parasitology since 1930.The post–graduate teaching and research leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees were also imparted from 1962 to 1978 when the P.G. Programme was transferred to Ranchi Veterinary College. The M.V.Sc. teaching and research was revived again in 1981 and since then this department is regularly training students for the award of M.V.Sc. degree. Till date a total of 59 research scholars have completed their Master degree and currently six students are continuing their studies for M.V.Sc programme and one student is continuing his Ph.D. programme. The department had the distinction of having parasitologists of national and international repute who provided new thrust to our present knowledge of facilities in poultry coccidiosis and bovine trichomoniosis. The Department has the unique distinction of providing three successive Directors of the Institute of Animal Health and Production, Patna for past four decades except for a brief intervening period an example not available for any other Departmental of the College.

With the introduction of the 5 year degree programme under new semester system the undergraduate courses of this Department have been reorganized to make it more practical oriented under the specialisation of General Parasitology, Helminthology, Entomology& Acarology and Protozoology.

The research work of the Department has been organized on three major aspects,  Helminthology, Protozoology and Acarology section. The helminthology section is conducting research on the chemotherapy of gastro-intestinal nematodes, liver fluke disease and immature amphistomiosis. The protozoology and acarology section is the largest research group of this Department and is conducting researches on protozoal diseases of major economic importance to the country. This department has the unique distinction of organizing the “Asian Congress in Veterinary Parasitology”, “International Conference in Disaster Management of Livestock in Flood” and also in  providing many Directors of the institute of Animal Health and Production. Veterinary Parasitology is one of the few Departments of Bihar Veterinary College, Patna which offers Undergraduate, Post-graduate and also the  Doctorate programme.A total seventy three (73) M.V. Sc.  And One Ph.D. Students have been passed out form the department till date.


  • To provide innovative education of Veterinary Parasitology for undergraduate and Post-graduate students
  • To conduct farmers oriented research on parasitic infections.
  • To create awareness among people about parasitic infections as well provide training for management and control of parasitic infections


  • Diagnosis of Parasitic Diseases
  • Parasitological Museum
  • Permanent slides of various parasite for U.G. & P.G. Teaching
  • Herbal ingredient extraction facilities with the help of Rotatory evaporator
  • Air conditioned Undergraduate and Post- graduate Laboratory
  • Display charts for demonstration of various stages of parasites.

Academic Activities

Academic activities

U.G. Courses (As per VCI Old)


Professional Year Units

Course Title

Credit Hrs.


Veterinary Parasitology


Third Professional Year

Unit-1 General Veterinary Parasitology  



Unit-2 Trematodes and Cestodes of Veterinary Importance
Unit-3 Nematodes of Veterinary Importance
Unit-4 Arthropods of Veterinary Importance
Unit-5 Protozoa of Veterinary Importance

M.V. Sc. Courses (As per ICAR)

Course NO.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

VPA -601 Veterinary Helminthology-I  2+1
VPA 602 Veterinary Helminthology-II 2+1
VPA 603 Veterinary Entomology & Acarology 2+1
VPA 604 Veterinary Protozoology 2+1
VPA 605 Parasitological Techniques 0+2
VPA 606 Clinical Parasitology 1+1
VPA 607 Trends in Control of Livestock and Poultry Parasites 1+1
VPA 609 Parasitic Zoonoses 2+0
VPA 610 Parasites of Zoo and Wild Animals 2+1
VPA 611 Malacology 1+1
VPA 691 Master’s Seminar 1+0
VPA 699 Master’s Research 20

Ph.D. Courses(As per ICAR)

Course NO.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

 VPA 701 Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information system in Parasitology


VPA 702 Molecular Diagnostics and Vaccine Development in Parasitology


VPA 703 Host Parasite Interactions


VPA 704 Advances in Protozoology


VPA 705 Advances in Helminthology -I


VPA 706 Advances in Helminthology-II


VPA 707 Advances in Entomology and Acarology


VPA 708 In Vitro Cultivation of Parasites


VPA709 Emerging and Re-emerging Parasitic Diseases


VPA 710 Bionomics of Parasites


VPA 711 Environmental Parasitology


VPA 790 Special Problem


VPA 791  Doctoral Seminar I

0 +1

VPA 792 Doctoral Seminar II


VPA 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

Faculty Members

S. No

Name and Designation

Mobile No.

Email ID


1. Dr. Pankaj Kumar 9835676663 More
2. Dr. Ajit Kumar 9431489392 More
3 Dr. R. K. Sharma Kumar 9430202793 More
4 Dr. Shyma K.P.  9313891445 More

Supporting Staff

S. No



Mobile No.

1 Dr. Sucheta Sinha JRA 7992322690
2 Yugeshar Paswan Sweeper-cum-Attendant 9661233499

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Contact Details

Dr. Pankaj Kumar

Professor & Head
Department of Veterinary Parasitology
Bihar Veterinary College, Patna – 14 (Bihar, India)
Contact No.: +91 9386346757
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