Veterinary Pathology

  • PhD in Veterinary Pathology

The PhDprogramme in Division of Veterinary Pathology offers a program of study leading to the

Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Pathology (PhD Veterinary Pathology)

.The PhD programme is of 3 years (6 semesters) duration including mandatory Thesis Research.Persons holding degree “M.V.Sc. in Veterinary Pathology” are eligible for pursuing the degree programme.

Under old scheme for PhD in Veterinary Pathology, a number of courses were approved. None of the courses was designated as core andthe students had a choice to choose courses under the guidance of advisory committee, to fulfill the requirements. The ICAR curriculum followed currently also provides a liberal choice for Doctoral candidates to suite their specialization. The student needs to complete 19 credit hours of course work in Major subject including 2 credit seminars and 11 credit hours from Major supportive(min:3) and Minor (min: 6) subjects. Non-Credit compulsorycourses, if not cleared during M.V.Sc. are to be cleared as deficiency courses.

Course Structure for PhD

Course No.

Course Title


VPP 701

Pathology of Nutritional & Metabolic disturbances


VPP 702

Advances in toxicopathology


VPP 703

Advances in diagnostic Pathology


VPP 704

Ultrastructural Pathology


VPP 705



VPP 706

Pathology of emerging and important diseases of pets and livestock


VPP 707

Advances in avian pathology


VPP 708

Pathology of fungal diseases


VPP 709

Molecular Pathology of cell injury


VPP 710

Experimental Pathology


VPP 790

Special Problem


VPP 791

Doctoral Seminar-1


VPP 792

Doctoral Seminar-II


VPP 799

Doctoral Research



Advisory System

The student pursues his degree under the supervision of a Major Advisor allotted by the Head of the Division from the Scientists of the Division. The major advisor constitutes an ADVISORY COMMITTEE including at least one member each from major, major-supportive and minor subjects. Besides one member is, also, nominated by the Dean PG Studies. The student, under the supervision of his major advisor and in consultation with the advisory committee, frames his work plan. The choice of his elective courses and minor courses are determined on the basis of the area of research in which the student is interested.