Animal Breeding and Genetics

Infrastructure:

The department is well equipped with some state of the art facilities viz. PCR, Refrigerated high speed centrifuge, electrophoresis systems with gel-documentation system, Shaking incubator, Ice maker, Sterile work bench with BSL-I, Phase contrast microscope with karyotyping software, etc.

Teaching Activities:

B.V.Sc. & A.H. Programme
AS per MSVE Regulations-2008 (9 Credit Hrs.)
M.V.Sc.  Programme
As per ICAR Revised Postgraduate Course Curricula-2009 (60 Credit Hrs.)

Research priorities :

  • Documentation, characterization and conservation of indigenous livestock and poultry breeds of NEH region.
  • Development of breeds/ strains of livestock and poultry suitable to NEH region.
  • Identification of genetic markers associated with production, reproduction and disease resistance in livestock and poultry.

Research activities:

  • Investigation of growth hormone gene polymorphism and its association with performance trait in Mizoram local pig, Zovawk (PI: Dr. T. C. Tolenkhomba; IRP/Completed)
  • AICRP on Pigs (PI: Dr. N. Shyamsana Singh; ICAR/ Ongoing)
  • Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility Scheme (PI: Dr. T. C. Tolenkhomba; DBT/Ongoing)
  • Physical characterization of indigenous cattle of north-east India (PI: Dr. T. C. Tolenkhomba; DBT/Ongoing)
  • TLR-Ligands: To design novel vaccines adjuvants in chicken (PI: Dr. T. C. Tolenkhomba; DBT/Ongoing)
  • DNA Polymorphism in milk proteins in local cattle of North East India (P.G. research)
  • Phenotypic characterization of Mizo desi pig (zovawk) in its home tract in Mizoram (P.G. research)
  • Phenotypic characterization of local chickens of Manipur (P.G. research)

Extension & Other Activities:

  • Participation in Agri-fair
  • Resource persons in various training programmes for line departments/farmers
  • Publication of Extension Literature

List of Courses Offered by the Department

Undergraduate Programme

Course ID Course Name Duration
AGB-111 Biostatistics and Computer Application 2+1 Ch.Hrs
AGB-121 Principles of Animal Genetics and Population Genetics
AGB-211 Livestock and Poultry Breeding 2+1 Ch.Hrs
AGB-211* Principles of Animal Breeding includes Avian 1+1 Ch.Hrs
AGB-221* Livestock Breeding Systems 1+1 Ch.Hrs
VMD-512** Zoo/Wild Animal Breeding, Management, Nutrition and Health Care 1+1 Ch.Hrs
VMD-513** Pet Animal Breeding, Management, Nutrition and Health Care 1+1 Ch.Hrs

Postgraduate Programme

Course ID Course Name Duration
AGB-607 Cattle and Buffalo Breeding 2+1 Ch.Hrs

*Old course; ** To be taught jointly with other departments.

  1. Laboratory / Training Manuals Prepared
  2. AGB-111 (Biostatistics)- as per new VCI-2008
  3. AGB-121 (Principles of Animal Genetics and Population Genetics) as per new VCI-2008
  4. AGB-211 (Livestock and Poultry Breeding) - - as per new VCI-2008
  5. Training manual on “Bioinformatics – Concept and Application

Department Activities

DR.S.N. PURI , HON’BLE VC, ADDRESSING THE INAUGURAL SESSION OF THE TWO DAYS TRAINING PROGRAMME ON “Bioinformatics and its Application in Animal Sciences’, held during March 10-11, 2011 at C.V.Sc. & A.H., Selesih, Aizawl.
INAUGURAL SESSION OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME ON “Bioinformatics and its Application in Animal Sciences’, held during March 10-11, 2011 at C.V.Sc. & A.H., Selesih, Aizawl.
PARTICIPANTS WITH THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME ON “Bioinformatics and its Application in Animal Sciences’, held during March 10-11, 2011 at C.V.Sc. & A.H., Selesih, Aizawl.
DR. GAJ RAJ SINGH, DEAN, DISTRIBUTING CERTIFICATES TO THE TRAINEES OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME ON “Bioinformatics and its Application in Animal Sciences’, held during March 10-11, 2011 at C.V.Sc. & A.H., Selesih, Aizawl.
Genotypes of β-casein revealed by ARMS-PCR in local cattle of NEH states

Teaching Faculty

Associate Professor
M.V.Sc., Ph.D.
Head of Department
Assistant Professor
M.V.Sc., Ph.D.

Supporting Staff

Ph. Opendro Singh
Field-cum-Lab Assistant
K. Hnehnamawia
Field-cum-Lab Assistant
Nityananda Singh
Multi Tasking Staff