• Departmental profile

    The Department of LFC was constituted for imparting hand on training for the students of 2nd year B.V.Sc. & A.H as per new curriculum of VCI regulation 2008. The present incumbent Head, Department of LPM was entrusted to look after the academic activities of the Department as In-charge, Department of LFC. Head, Department of LPM took the charges of the new Department and started regular activities of the Department involving faculty members of other Departments (LPM, AN, AGB). In B.V.Sc. & A.H. courses, the courses namely LFP 211 & LFP 221 are catered by the Departmental teachers of ILFC. The classes are regularly conducted at the Department of LPM, Haringhata Livestock Farm, ARD, Govt. of W.B.; University Farms under the Directorate of Research, Extension & Farm, WBUAFS; Agriculture Training Centre, Ramkrishna Mission Ashram, Narendrapur; West Bengal Poultry & Dairy Co-operation Ltd., Kalyani; Rabbit Farm, Govt. of W.B., Kalyani, NDRI Farm, Kalyani;. Besides that students are taken for hands on training to specialised commercial farms like Emu & dairy farm managed by N.G.Os and private enterprises situated at Magra, Hooghly. Students take keen interest to take on classes regularly as such classes are scheduled on Saturdays, the students attended regularly the classes and sent for university examination. The students perform well so far as university result is concerned. The classes at different centres are duly attended by teachers of different Departments of the faculty; the teachers of the concerned Departments extended their utmost help & co-operation to run the academic programme successfully, besides that the officials of the respective farms and facilities of different centres also extend help and co-operation for twin part practical training in livestock farm practices for students. The practical manual for the respective courses has been developed with the active help of course instructors

  • Faculty Member

    Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
    Head of the Department. : Dr. Rajarshi Samanta

    Mr. Dulal Chandra Roy

    MR. DULAL CHANDRA ROY

    Qualification : M.Sc.
    Designation : Assistant Professor
    Email : dcroy09@gmail.com
    Phone : 9804057853
    Specialization: Agronomy

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 6
    INTERNATIONAL: 6
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 10
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    Dr.(Mrs.) Aruna Pal

    DR.(MRS.) ARUNA PAL

    Qualification : M.V.Sc. & Ph. D.
    Designation : Assistant Professor
    Email : arunachatterjee@gmail.com
    Phone : 9475439663
    Specialization: Animal Genetics & Breeding

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    NATIONAL: 4
    INTERNATIONAL: 11
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 10
    MANUAL: 1
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    Dr. Manik Chandra Pakhira

    DR. MANIK CHANDRA PAKHIRA

    Qualification : M.V.Sc. & Ph. D.
    Designation : Assistant Professor
    Email : drpakhira@yahoo.co.in
    Phone : 7872194559
    Specialization: Animal Nutrition

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    INTERNATIONAL: 4
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 2
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  • Courses

    Course offered:

    Post-graduate programme
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    LFP 211 Livestock Farm Practice 0+1
    LFP 211 Livestock Farm Practice 0+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 RKVY Project on Livelihood Improvement of Poor and Tribal People through Livestock Based Enterprises under Selected Villages of Jhargram Block Dr. Manik Chandra Pakhira 2014-2018 RKVY ARD Dept., Govt. of West Bengal 950.000
    2 Molecular characterization and study of disease resistance genes of indigenous sheep in West Bengal Dr.(Mrs.) Aruna Pal 2014-2016 DBT, GOI 48.000
  • Research Findings

    Project Research Findings
    RKVY Project on Livelihood Improvement of Poor and Tribal People through Livestock Based Enterprises under Selected Villages of Jhargram Block The Animal Resources Development Department, Govt. of West Bengal, and the State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) has approved the prestigious RKVY project to WBUAFS initially for  5 years. Primary target of the project is to reach 1000 farmers of 50 villages under Lodhasuli, Agubani and Patasimul G.P.3 GPs, of Jhargram block under West Midnapur district during a period of 5 years, to improve the livelihood of small, marginal, landless and tribal women farmers through productivity enhancement of livestock. Critical gaps existing in the livestock production system in those villages were first identified through survey work.

    For the year 2014-15, out of 2000 surveyed family, two hundred (200) nos household of said G.P(s) were selected through Baseline Survey work for integrated Livestock based enterprise model (viz Goat+Pig; Goat+Poultry; Poultry+Pig).Various livestock interventions were undertaken to bridge the gaps between income and expenditure. Financial gain through enhancement of household income will be calculated. A brief summary is as follows :

    Critical Gaps, Interventions to Bridge this Gap and Impact:

    Critical Gaps Interventions Impact
    Lack of pure and improved breeds of livestock Introduction of pure breed livestock:

    a. Black Bengal Goat – 620 nos

    b. Ghoonghroo Pig – 207 nos

    c. Vonraja Poultry- 3000 nos

    Livestock & poultry based enterprise model developed.

    Livestock Productivity enhanced over existing level.

    Mortality rate reduced, Growth accelerated.

    323 nos of Women Farmer’s Trained or motivated out of these 200 nos of farmers directly related to the project.

    Farmers are getting assured vet care services from trained personnel at door steps.

    Lack of knowledge in Livestock Management Farmers were trained in disease and nutrition management of Livestock & Poultry
    Lack of balanced Livestock feed Supply of balanced feed and mineral supplement
    Lack of Vet Care Regular Veterinary Health Care, deworming and immunization programme is being carried out under this project
    Molecular characterization and study of disease resistance genes of indigenous sheep in West Bengal Birbhum sheep has been   characterized and observed to be genetically distinct from other sheep breeds of West Bengal.  It   has been documented   as a newly identified sheep breed in the dry arid region of Birbhum district of West Bengal  for the first time by Dr. A. Pal.

    Immune response gene as CD14 was reported for the first time in World  in  Garole, Bonpala,  Chotanagpuri  and Birbhum sheep breeds.