Poultry Science provides professional practice for the advancement of raising poultry, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese. As a subcategory of animal husbandry it aims to increase the purpose of farming meat or eggs for food. Lately, the poultry scenario in the nation has changed dramatically. Today poultry farming has turned into an organized industry.
Key to Success
To be successful in Poultry Science you should have/ develop:
- Care about the health and welfare of the birds.
- Physical stamina
- Powers of observation
Scope and Opportunities
At present, demand of poultry specialists is very high for the development of this sector, and to do accurate research to improve upon hygiene and to avoid diseases like bird flu, which is a major problem for poultry sector. All poultry companies require experts to face the challenges of disease and other issues for overall development of poultry sector. On completing post graduate in poultry science can work in hatchery, breeding, nutrition & feed manufacturing, health & biosecurity, economics, products & processing, management, technical and sale. One can work with NGOs or Public sectors those working in the field of poultry rearing.
One can also opt for teaching or research as an Assistant professor or Teaching associates in the department of Poultry Science those having doctorate degree. Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB), New Delhi conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) for selection of Poultry graduates as Scientist at various National Institutes to grow research quality.
Lifestyle & Social Status
- It’s an outdoor activity under all weather conditions.
- The job can be 24/7
- It’s a rural life
Today’s poultry industry has grown into a large scale industry and is highly advanced entity with job opportunities for well trained and motivated
- Broiler processing plant manager
- A flock service technician
- A quality control manager
- A feed mill manager
- A hatchery manager
- A poultry veterinarian
- A nutritionist
- A geneticist
- A marketing specialist
- Organizational and planning skills.
- administration skills
- Practical skills for doing repair and maintenance work around the farm
- Knowledge of poultry, including how to care for, handle and feed birds.
- Hard Work
Current Job Scenario
A Poultry graduate can earn good remuneration through consultancy and visiting at different private poultry farms. One can set own farm on completing post graduation in poultry science.
- Poultry Companies
- Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)
- Public Sector
|Course Options||B.V.Sc and AH||M.V.Sc in Poultry science|
|10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCB)||B.V.Sc and AH|
|Fees||Rs. 40000 p.a||Rs 6200 p.a.|
|Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1||Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs||Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs|
Expenditure in Tier-2
|Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.75 Lakhs||Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.75 Lakhs|
|3 years||2 Years|
|Institute Level Entrance Exam||All India Competitive Examination conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) /Institute Level Entrance Exams|
- Poultry farm
- Farm manager
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