Diploma In Agriculture (Animal Science) - Diwakar Memorial Technical School
Diwakar Memorial Technical School

Diploma In Agriculture

(Animal Science)


Produce sufficient number of middle level technical manpower in the field of Livestock Management and Animal Health to meet the national requirements and the demand of foreign employment sector.


Achieve mission of educational excellency by maintaining proper infrastructure, lab facilities, qualifiedand experienced teachers/ faculties through a sound curriculum and ultimately to produce competentgraduates.

Specifically, revise and implement currulum periodically to cover overall aspects of modern livestock farming including animal health and husbandry practices, extension education, social mobilization,community development etc. in order to produce middle level first hand technical manpower required inprivate and government Livestock Farms, Commercial Poultry Farms, Pigery, Fish and Fishery, Sheep and Goat Farms, Rabitry, Pet Animals and Equine Care Center and Dairy Indurtries which ultimately help toimprove livestock economy and national GDP.


Application of modern scientific tools and techniques in livestock development sector addressing presentneeds and future generation issues.

Programme description:

The Diploma in Agriculture (Intermediate in Science in Agriculture) major in animal Science course is of 3years duratuion. First year covers basic sciences, maths and languages which provide base for the study insubsequent years and also provide the base for bachelor level study in related field. Second year coursesare of mixed type which covers common agriculture related courses such as Extesion and Communitydevelopment, Elimentary Statistics and basicComputer Sciences, Agribusiness Management andMarketing, Aquaculture, Introductory Plant Science and some specialized courses of animal sciences suchas Animal Nutrition and Fodder Production, Sheep and Goat production, Animal Health I (clinicalmedicine) and Animal Housing and Environmental Sciences. Third year courses are totally related toanimal husbandry and veterinary sciences which include Animal Health II( preventive veterinarymedicine), Commercial Dairy Farming, Dairy and Animal Product Technology, Commercial Poultry

Production, Veterinary Laboratory Techniques, Equine, Rabit and Pets, Veterinary Clinical Practice andWork Experience Program (WEP).


Produce competent mid-level human resources equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills in agriculture, basic veterinary Science, animal husbandry and related subjects


The specific objectives are:


Provide sufficient knowledge of basic sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), maths and languages so that the graduates can compete with +2 science students in bachelor level Study.


Provide sufficient knowledge and skills of community actions and social mobilization so that they can work as extension worker in the community.


Provide knowledge and skills in care and management of major domesticated livestock species and pets.


Provide basic knowledge and skills of animal health and hygiene required for field veterinary services.


Produce competent graduates who can work as veterinary para-professional under the guidance and responsibility of veterinarians.

Conceptual Framework

The major focus of this programme is to produce qualified middle level manpower in animal health and livestock production field, which can provide technical guidance and support to the livestock and dairy farmers, fishery entrepreneurs and pet owers. It will also creates employment opportunities and improve equitable livelihood of farmers especially under privillage societies including women and other disadvantage groups of the community. The course structure deals with theory and practical aspects of animal husbandry and veterinary sciences.

The course will have two components: Basic core course and specialized course. The basic science courses are termed as core course and all agriculture/ animal science/veterinary science related courses are termed as specialized course. The first year is designed focusing with basic sciences: Physics,Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Mathematics, Nepali and English. The subjects for second year include the courses of basic agricultural subjects and animal science related specialization subjects. While the third year is totally animal science and veterinary related specialized courses which are mentioned above in program description.

Finally, the course should reflect:

Target Groups:

SLC passed graduates with minimum second division marks.

Group Size

40 students in one batch

Entry Criteria The entry requirements:

– SLC passed certificate with minimum second division marks.

– Should appear and pass the entrance test conducted by the CTEVT.

– Admission will be made on the basis of merit list within the quota as fixed by the CTEVT policies.

– Following documents should be submited by the applicant along with the application form for

entrance test and also for admission process:

– SLC passed certificate (with at least second division marks)

– Character certificate.

– Citizenship certificate.( only for verification of date of birth, name , fathers name

and address)

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction will be English for all the subjects except Nepali subject of first year.

Course Duration

Course duration= 3 years (including 3 months WEP).

One academic year = 32 academic weeks.

One week= 40 hrs

One year = 40 hrs*32=1280 hrs

Pattern of attendance

At least 90% attendance record for classroom teaching and 95 % for fieldwork/WEP is required to beeligible to appear in annual/ final examinations.

Teacher and student ratio

The ratio between teachers and students must be:

– 1:40 for theory and tutorial class

– 1:10 for practical class.

Teaching learning materials

– Printed materials: Assignment sheets, case studies, handouts, performance checklists, textbooks


– Non-projected materials: Displays, models, photographs, flipchart, poster, writing board etc.

– Projected media materials: Slides, overhead projectors, transparency, opaque projections etc.

– Audio-visual materials: Audiotapes, films, slide-tapes, video disc, video tapes etc.

– Computer based instructional materials: Computer based training, interactive video etc.

Teaching learning methodologies

Lecture, group discussion, demonstration, simulation, role play, guided practice, practical work, fieldvisits, laboratory observation and work, report writing, term paper presentation, case analysis, tutoringetc. Categorically the teaching and learning methodology will be as follows:

– Theory: Lecture, group discussion, assignment and group work.

– Practical: Demonstration, observation and self-practice.

Disciplinary and ethical requirements:

Evaluation Scheme

  1. Internal assessment

 There shall be a transparent evaluation system for each subject both in theory and practical


 Each subject will have internal evaluation at regular intervals of 4 months including formal

and informal evaluation approaches and students must get the feedback about it.

 Weightage of theory and practical marks will be 75% and 25% respectively

 The theoretical and practical assessment format must be used as per CTEVT developed

format and applied by the evaluators for evaluating student’s performance in each subject

related to the theoretical and practical experiences.


2. Final examination

 Weightage of theory and practical marks will be 75% and 25% respectively.

 Students must pass in all subjects both in theory and practical to qualify for certification. If a

student becomes unable to succeed in any subject s/he shall appear in the re-examination as

administered by CTEVT.

 Students shall be allowed to appear in final examination only after completing the internal

assessment requirements.

 3. Requirements for final practical examination

 Qualified Agriculture /relevant subject teacher must evaluate final practical examinations.

 One evaluator in one setting can evaluate not more than 20 students in a day.

 Practical examination should be administered in actual situation on relevant subject with the

provision of at least one internal evaluator from the concerned or affiliating institute led by

an external evaluator nominated by CTEVT.

 Provision of re-examination shall be as per CTEVT policy.

Pass Marks:

The pass marks for both theory and practical will be 40 % of full marks

Grading system:

The following grading system will be adopted:

Distinction: 80% and above

 First division: 65% to below 80%

 Second division: 50 % to below 65%

 Pass division: 40% in aggregate


The council for technical education and vocational training will award certificates in “Diploma in

Agriculture (I.Sc.Ag.) Major in Animal Science” to the candidates who successfully complete therequirements as prescribed by the CTEVT.

Career path:

The graduates would be eligible to work as mid-level technicians (Junior Technician, JT) in department oflivestock services and related sector as prescribed by the Public Service Commission or the concernedauthorities. The graduates will be eligible to apply for the entrance examination to study B Sc Ag and B VSc&AH , B Sc Animal science and other related programs of PU, TU and other recognized universities ofNepal and abroad.