Career Course : Career in Animal Breeder

Career in Animal Breeder


Career in Animal Breeder :: Animal Breeder Institutes in India

Animal Breeding is the application of the principles of animal genetics embodying a goal of improvement of domestic and pet animals, avian species and fishes. There are 492.63 million livestock and 354.43 million poultry population in India.

The performance of these species can be improved by suitable feeding, management and prophylactic measures against various diseases and ailments and also by establishment of the correct micro climate in animal husbandry.

However, these measures do not invariably produce the anticipated effect in the form of increased productivity. Animal breeding is the only answer for genetic enhancement in productive, reproductive, disease resistance and other desirable economic characters.

Animal breeding can improve the living standards, in rural areas. About 80% of total livestock population in our country is non – descriptive, which need genetic improvement.

Considering the huge livestock population and its mega biodiversity, India requires thousands of technically competent animal breeder. However, there are merely 1000 animal breeder in India, who are working in Government institutions and State Agriculture and Veterinary Universities.

Animal breeders can make a career in education and research in 8 veterinary and animal science universities, 31 agriculture universities, 25 State Livestock Development Boards and 19 animal science and 5 fisheries science institutes in ICAR., small animals houses of CSIR and ICMR institutes, central government cattle, sheep and poultry breeding farms, 45 military farms, National Dairy Development Board, State Dairy Co – operative Federation, NABARD and commercialized banks.

Job Opportunities for Animal Genetics and Animal Breeding Post Graduates :

1. State Government :

Every state government has a State Livestock Development Board / Agency and State Dairy Co – operative Federations in which Postgraduate in Animal Genetics & Breeding can get job as chief executive officer, scientist, farm manager (livestock breeding farms), officer in – charge, bull mother farm.

2. Central Government :

One can get a job in central agencies like central livestock and poultry breeding farms under department of animal husbandry, ministry of agriculture (Government of India), national livestock development board, national dairy development board, military farms, nabard, FAO, wild life institute and national institute of animal welfare (ministry of environment and forestry), CSIR / ICMR institutes in which small animal house facilities and medical genetics division are available.

3. Academic Institutes :

Candidates having post graduate degree in animal genetics and breeding can apply for the post of assistant professor in the faculty of veterinary, animal science, agriculture and fisheries and for the recruitment as scientist in various animal, veterinary and fisheries institutions under ICAR.

Asrb conducts an all India competitive examinations Agricultural Research Services (ARS) followed by viva voce. Job opportunities as scientist in dbt / dst / drdo institutions are also available. One can also get job as technical officer, SRF and JRF and in various laboratories of ICAR, CSIR and ICMR.

4. Self Employment :

As an entrepreneur, after obtaining the post – graduate degree in animal genetics and breeding can start their own enterprise. The financial support can be obtained through nabard or through other nationalized banks.

Pet animal breeding offers great opportunities for animal breeders. They can also establish livestock breeding center in rural areas.

5. Private Sector :

Candidates can work as animal breeder on livestock and poultry farms, bull mother farms of ngo and private corporations. There is paucity of skilled manpower in the area of genetic improvement of animals.

Name of the Institute University / Veterinary Colleges Imparting PG in Animal Genetics and Breeding :

Some of the ICAR institutes (Deemed University), State Veterinary and Animal Sciences and Agricultural Universities offering post graduate courses in Genetics and Animal Breeding are :

StateUniversities Colleges
Andhra PradeshAcharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University,
1. College of Veterinary Science,
Rajendra Nagar,
2. College of Veterinary Science,
Assam Agricultural University,
1. Faculty of Veterinary Science,
Khanapara Campus,
Rajendra Agricultural University,
1. Bihar Veterinary College,
Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya,
1. College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry,
Anjora, Durg.
Gujarat Agricultural University,
1. College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry,
2. College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry,
Sardar Krushi Nagar.
1. CCS Haryana Agricultural University,
1. College of Veterinary Sciences,
2. National Dairy Research Institute, (Deemed University)
2. Dairy Science College, NDRI,
Himachal Pradesh
1. CSK Himachal Pradesh Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur.
1. College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,
2. Sher-E-Kashmir University Technology of Jammu, Jammu.
2. Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry,
R.S. Pura, Jammu.
Jammu & Kashmir
Sher-E-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science & Technology of Kashmir,
1. Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry,
Shuhama, Srinagar.
Birsa Agricultural University,
1. Faculty of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry,
Kanke, Ranchi.
Karnataka Veterinary,
Animal & Fisheries Sciences University,
Bider. (KVAFSU)
1. College of Veterinary Science, Bangalore.
2. College of Veterinary Science,
Kerala Agricultural University,
1. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences,
Mannuthy, Thrissur.
2. College Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences,
Madhya Pradesh
Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya,
1. College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Jabalpur.
2. College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Mhow.

Maharashtra Animal Fishery Sciences University,
1. College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Udgir.
2. College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Parbhani.
3. K.N.P. College of Veterinary Sciences, Shirwal.
4. Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur.
5. Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai.
6. Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal Science, Akola.
Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology,
1. College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Bhubaneshwar.
Pondicherry Pondicherry University,
1. Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,
Guru Angand Dev Punjab University of Veterinary and
Animal Science, Ludhiana.
1. College of Veterinary Science,
RajasthanRajasthan Agricultural University,
1. College of Veterinary and Animal Science,
Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Science University, Chennai.
1. Madras Veterinary College, Chennai.
2. Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal.
Uttar Pradesh
Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa
Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go Anusandhan Sansthan,
1. College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Mathura.
2. Indian Veterinary Research Institute,
(Deemed University), Izatnagar, UP.
3. ND University of Agricultural and Technology, Faizabad.
4. College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry,
Kumar Ganj, Faizabad.
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology,
1. College of Veterinary And Animal Sciences,
West Bengal
West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences,
1. Faculty of Veterinary Sciences,

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  • i will be very happy if i will get a chance to work in govt. lab or in govt. sector
    By SHRIKANT BHIMRAO KHADE from MUMBAI on June 15, 2015 at 7:08 am
  • I like work in animal genetics and breeding.
    By Hanamant Dhanyakumar Kuchekar from Seoni (M.P) on November 22, 2013 at 3:57 pm
  • Please let me tell about animal breeder post if there is any vacancy is available
    By Dr.Rajesh Vandre from Seoni (M.P) on November 23, 2012 at 3:22 pm