Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand

( A State Government University )

Job of veterinarians more challenging than that of medical practitioners: BAU Vice Chancellor

Ranchi: Job of veterinarians is more challenging than that of human doctors because they have to undertake the treatment and surgery of animals and birds that can’t express or explain their sufferings, pains and predicament, said Dr Onkar Nath Singh, Vice Chancellor of Birsa Agricultural University (BAU).

Addressing the Orientation and Registration Programme of first year students of different undergraduate courses of faculty of veterinary sciences of on Thursday (February 11), he said work of veterinary doctors was the most pious profession in the world and they are fortunate that God has given them the opportunity to serve the animal world, from domesticated pet to wild species.  Lucrative and paying job has never been a problem for veterinary graduates, be it public sector, private sector, processing industry or self reliance as vet practitioner, the VC added. He urged the teachers, staff and students hailing from Jharkhand to take extra care and give more affection to the students belonging to other states so that the love, affection and warmth received here and rich culture of the state remains in their heart throughout their life. Online classes of this batch will start from February 12.

Dr Sushil Prasad, Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences said students of veterinary science are virtually officers on training because they do not have to wait for job after completing their degrees. In the 5.5 years UG course, same syllabus prescribed by Veterinary Council of India is being followed in all the veterinary colleges across the country. Four and half year is for theoretical knowledge and one year is for practical classes and skill development in animal and bird farms, clinical complex and zoos. Those obtaining degrees from this college founded in 1961, include 1688 graduates, about 500 master’s degree and 98 Ph D degrees, he added.

Dr MK Gupta, Dean, Postgraduate Studies said veterinary is the noblest profession on the earth and even sky is not the limit to grow and excel in this field. No other occupation can be compared with this unique profession, which gives a great sense of satisfaction. Warden Dr AK Pandey, Associate Dean of Dairy Technology College Dr Sanjay Kumar and Assistant Registrar Dr Suresh Mehta also spoke on the occasion.

Students of second and third years had gathered especially to welcome the new comers. Since offline classes are yet to formally begin at BAU, the freshers were invited to have a round of the campus, hostels, animal and bird farms, clinical complex to develop a sense of bonding with their classmates, faculty and institution.  With enthusiastic students attired in colourful dresses taking a round of the different units of the faculty with their parents, the sprawling campus appeared to be humming with life after an interval of nearly 11months due to COVID-19.  In undergraduate programme, Ranchi Veterinary College has 60 sanctioned seats while Phulo Jhano Murmu College of Dairy Technology, Hansdiha, Dumka and College of Fishery Science, Gumla have 30 seats each.   The event was organized following COVID guidelines of the state government.