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Diploma Programme

The first refresher course for field veterinarians was offered at the institute as early as in 1900. Due to the pressing and ever increasing demand for trained field veterinarians, a scheme for training the officers from army and civil veterinary departments in comparative pathology, bacteriology and microscopy was launched in 1904. Subsequently, to meet the requirements of the field veterinary officers, this course was reframed and designated as “Postgraduate Refresher Course”. Keeping pace with the newer developments in animal health and animal production activities, the course was subsequently re-organized in 1922, 1930 and 1950. To cater to the need of the on-going changes in the livestock industry and animal husbandry in the country, the PG course was redesigned and designated as “National Diploma Course”. The courses are continuously updated from time to time. Presently, the National diploma courses offered by the institute are as follows:

  1. National Diploma in Animal Husbandry (NDAH)
  2. National Diploma in Animal Reproduction (NDAR)
  3. National Diploma in Veterinary Biological Products (NDBP)
  4. National Diploma in Equine Husbandry, Medicine and Surgery (NDEHMS)
  5. National Diploma in Fodder and Feed Technology(NDFFT)
  6. National Diploma in Fodder in Poultry Husbandry (NDPH)
  7. National Diploma in Meet and Meat Products Technology (NDMPT)
  8. National Diploma in Preventive Veterinary Medicines (NDPVM)
  9. National Diploma in Zoo and Wild Animal Health Cure and Management (NDZWA)
  10. National Diploma in Animal welfare


  • Degree in Veterinary Science with good academic record. Experience of working in a laboratory in the related field of study/ Wildlife/ Livestock Management/ Fodder & Feed Technology/ Slaughter House/ Meat Processing/ Meat Marketing etc
  • Proficiency in English language
  • Age below 55 years

Training Duration

The duration of the training is 10 months from July to April each year spread over two semesters, each of 20.5 weeks with semester break after the first semester. The registration for the course starts from 1st of July and candidates are required to join the course within one week after the start of registration, with late fee of Rs. 500.00 per candidate. No candidate will be allowed to join the course after this date.


Admission is open to in-service candidates sponsored by the State Animal Husbandry Departments/ Army/ Foreign Agencies/ State Zoo Departments/ Department of Environment and Forests/ Wildlife Departments/ Meat Corporations only. Applications are invited on the prescribed format through Director of concerned Departments. The State Government or other organizations cannot nominate more than two candidates in a given year for any of the course.


The number of seats earmarked for each of the PG National diploma course is ten only. For NDEHMS, course 5 seats are reserved for army. One or two seats of NDZWA can be allotted to the nominees of SAARC countries. If less than three nominations are received in a course, the course will not be normally offered. However, keeping in view the importance of the course for a particular State/ Department, the Director may give relaxation to the rule.

Selection Procedure

Applicants academic record and laboratory/ field experience are the basis for selection. At the time of admission, the candidate is required to present his degree/ diploma/ experience certificates, etc. in original.

Seats Allotment

After receiving the nominations/ seat requirements from all State Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Departments/ Army/ Wildlife and Zoo, etc. allotment will be finalized and the candidates are informed accordingly well in advance.

  • Corrigendum regarding the last date for the submission of complete application for the diploma/certificate/vocational courses
  • IVRI PG Diploma, Certificate and Vocational Courses.