• Departmental profile

    The Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding came into existence on the trifurcation of the Department of Animal Husbandry in 1976 at Bidhan Chandra Krish Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia District of West Bengal. Now the Department is running at Belgachia, Kolkata from 1996 under faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences after the establishment of West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences. The Department is engaged in teaching of various courses in the areas of Animal Genetics, Animal Breeding, Biostatics and Computer application both at the Undergraduate and Post-graduate levels.

  • Faculty Member

    Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
    Head of the Department. : Dr. Ajit Kumar Sahoo

    DR. PRANAB KUMAR SENAPATI

    Qualification : M.V.Sc & Ph. D.
    Designation : Professor
    Email : profpksenapati@gmail.com
    Phone : 9433490727

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    DR. AJIT KUMAR SAHOO

    Qualification : M.V.Sc & Ph. D.
    Designation : Associate Professor
    Email : profaksahoo@gmail.com
    Phone : 9432406478

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    DR. SUBHASH TARAPHDER

    Qualification : M.V.Sc & Ph. D.
    Designation : Assistant Professor
    Email : subhash.taraphder&gmail.com
    Phone : 9733167534

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    DR. UTTAM SARKAR

    Qualification : M.V.Sc & Ph. D.
    Designation : Assistant Professor
    Email : drusarkar@gmail.com
    Phone : 9830662044

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    DR. MANORANJAN ROY

    Qualification : M.V.Sc & Ph. D.
    Designation : Assistant Professor
    Email : drmanoranjanroy@gamil.com
    Phone : 9836367035

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  • Course

    Course offered:

    Undergraduate Programme
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    AGB111 Biostatistics and Computer Application 2+1
    AGB121 Principles of Animal Genetics and Population Genet 2+1
    AGB211 Livestock and Poultry Breeding 2+1
    Post-graduate programme
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    AGB 601 Animal Cytogenetics and Immunogenetics 2+1
    AGB 602 Molecular Genetics in Animal Breeding 2+1
    AGB 603 Population and Quantitative Genetics in Animal Bre 2+1
    AGB 604 Genetics in Animal Breeding Selection Methods and 3+1
    AGB 605 Biometrical Techniques in Animal Breeding 3+1
    AGB 606 Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources 2+0
    AGB 607 Cattle and Buffalo Breeding 2+1
    AGB 608 Small Farm Animal Breeding 2+0
    AGB 609 Poultry Breeding 2+1
    AGB 610 Laboratory Animal Breeding 1+0
    Ph D
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    AGB 701 Recent Advances in Animal Genetics 2+0
    AGB 702 Recent Trends in Animal Breeding 2+0
    AGB 703 Advances in Biometrical Genetics 2+1
    AGB 704 Advances in Selection Methodology 2+1
    AGB 705 Bioinformatics in Animal Genetics and Breeding 2+0
    AGB 706 Advances in Molecular Cytogenetics 2+0
    AGB707 Utilization of Non-Additive Genetic Variance in Fa 2+1

    * Compulsory for Master’s programme; ** Compulsory for Doctoral programme

  • Project Completed / ongoing

    Ongoing
    Sl.No. Title Name of PI Period Funding Agency Budget (Rs. in lakhs)
    1 AICRP on Goat Improvement Black Bengal Field Unit-Kolkata Dr. Pranab Kumar Senapati 2000-2016 ICAR, New Delhi 151.330
    2 Network Project on Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources (In-Situ Conservation of Harringhata Black Chicken) Dr. Uttam Sarkar 2015-2016 ICAR, New Delhi 5.500
  • Research Findings

    ProjectResearch FindingsAICRP on Goat Improvement Black Bengal Field Unit-Kolkata

    Black Bengal Field Unit was established in 2001 under West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences, Kolkata with the main objective to conserve and genetic improvement of Black Bengal Goat in the farmer’s flock. As per the technical programme, the baseline information on production, reproduction, growth traits, population trend, managemental practices, feeding pattern, disease prevalence and socio-economics in goat production system were recorded and analyzed. The registration of animals at farmer’s flock with proper identification was carried out in village units.

    • During 2014-2015 Murshidabad cluster has been extended by adopting a new village Beliapukur with 86 does in M-J Block of Murshidabad district in collaboration with KVK. Digha, West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences.
    • Further, a new cluster with mostly tribal farmers at Lodhasuli (Dhangri, Ranidihi, Manapara and Malapada village) with 217 does in Jhargram Block of West Midnapur District has been adopted in March 2015. Thus the unit is now working in four clusters i.e. Nadia cluster (Ayeshpur and Ganguria), Sundarban cluster (Jatirampur and Rangabelia), Murshidabad cluster (Bamunia and Beliapukur), and Lodhasuli cluster at Jhargram.
    • During 2014-15, the performance of 638 registered doe (172, 160, 216, 60 and 30 does in Ayeshpur, Ganguria, Jatirampur-Rangabelia, Bamunia village units respectively) are being recorded from which 1285 kids were born from 691 kidding (Table – 1 & 3); 53 doe have been kidded twice in this year.
    • 22 Bucks were purchased based on their 6 months body weight and prolificacy status of their dams. Out of these 15 new bucks were distributed in the village units in addition to previous males or replacement for selective breeding. Rest of the bucks are maintaining at buck raising centre under the project.
    • With the opening flock of 1761 in 2014-15, after breeding with selective males the closing balance has reached to 2257.
    • As per the initial doe the annual growth rate of Black Bengal for this year is 174.61% and the population growth is 57.93%.
    • The average flock strength in the farmers flock has increased to 5.94 in 2014-15 from 4.50 in 2013-2014; the initial flock strength was 2.53 in 2002-2003.
    • 46.32 % farmers have a flock of 1 to 4 goats followed by 5 to 8 (34.88 %), 9 to 12 (14.44 %) and then by above 12 (4.36 %). It is an indicator of rearing Black Bengal goat by the farmers with small flock size; 80% farmers have a flock maximum of 8.
    • In this year improvement in body growth has also been observed than previous year and the average body weight at birth, 3 month, 6 month, 9 month and 12 month was 1.203 ± 0.005 kg, 4.998 ± 0.035 kg, 7.378 ± 0.048 kg, 9.845 ± 0.065 kg and 12.419 ± 0.101 kg respectively in 2014-15.
    • The mean body length, height at wither, heart girth, punch girth and head length were 20.29 ± 0.05 cm, 21.46 ± 0.06 cm, 23.54 ± 0.06 cm, 23.03 ± 0.08 cm and 7.39 ± 0.02 cm at birth;   33.38 ± 0.08 cm, 34.48 ± 0.08 cm, 38.46 ± 0.11 cm, 40.99 ± 0.13 cm and 10.51 ± 0.03 cm at 3 months;  36.79 ± 0.09 cm, 38.06 ± 0.08 cm, 44.71 ± 0.65 cm, 47.29 ± 0.16 cm and 11.83 ± 0.04 cm at 6 months; 40.07 ± 0.13 cm, 41.62 ± 0.13 cm, 48.50 ± 0.16 cm, 52.72 ± 0.22 cm and 12.74 ± 0.05 cm at 9 months; 43.84 ± 0.22 cm, 45.72 ± 0.20 cm, 53.53 ± 0.28 cm, 58.36 ± 0.29 cm and 14.24 ± 0.07 cm at 12 months of age. Male kids are bigger than female kids at all ages.
    • Improvement in reproductive performances has also been noticed from previous year. During 2014-15 the average age at first service and 1st kidding were recorded as 237.54 ± 5.07 days and 383.23 ±

    Network Project on Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources (In-Situ Conservation of Harringhata Black Chicken)