Distance Learning

Distance Learning
Open and Distance Learning courses for qualified field veterinarians.
Salient Feature:
Qualified and practicing veterinarians in the field are the potential leaders, who can guide the farming community in the promotion of animal wealth. Many of these veterinarians are working in remote places. To enable them to perform optimally, their learning/training interests and needs are to be spelt out and attended to.
It is essential to update their knowledge and skills and apply it for better production from animals and increasing the income of animal holders. This, in routine, is not possible due to financial crunch and inability of the learner to be absent from his job for a long period. Moreover, tremendous growth of knowledge compels one for regular updating of knowledge and skills, which probably is impossible with conventional ways.
Distance learning, through Information and Communication Technology, was thought to be useful way for the same. With the support from Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Vancouver, Canada and International Services for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR) The Netherlands, a survey was undertaken with the Coordination and guidance from Dr. Krishna Alluri, Project Coordinator,COL and Dr., Ajit Maru, Research Officer, ISNAR.
The participants showed lot of interest and enthusiasm in training and refreshing and updating their knowledge. Though a new concept, they showed their willingness to accept almost any course through distance learning. Looking to this need, as a pilot project, this course, for the qualified field veterinarians is developed by the Bombay Veterinary College
Following courses are developed by Bombay Veterinary College under this project-
1. Post Mortem Examination of Domestic Animals
2. Diagnosis of Parasitic Diseases
3. Techniques in Small Animal Surgery -I
4. Techniques in Large Animal Surgery – I
The three courses are in pipeline as detailed below-
  1. Diagnosis Of Wild Animal Diseases
  2. Clinical Pathology: Field Diagnostic Tool
  3. Ultrasonography of Small Animals 
The course content are developed in such a way that learner spend 2-3 hrs per week on the course. Three face to face sessions would be held on Sundays and public holidays. At the beginning, there will be an introductory session, wherein the details of courses will be provided. Contact number, e-mails/FAX etc. of the course facilitator, will also be provided and queries will be replied. There would be mid term examinations, for the course, at the end of six week and final examination at the end of 13th week. Minimum 50% marks are required for passing.
These courses are available to the Vet. Graduates (BVSc./ BVSc & AH, MVSc degree holders) with registrations from State Vet Council.
The application form and prospectus cost Rs.100/- only. The course fees is Rs.500/- per course (including teaching materials, consultation and face-to-face interactions).
A certificate for completing each course will be issued by MAFSU. All the payments should be made either by cash or in the form of Demand Draft in the name of Pay and Accounts Officer, MAFSU, payable at Mumbai.
This is the unique opportunity offered for first time in India. All the veterinarians are appealed to take the advantage for this opportunity to enrich their knowledge for the advancement in veterinary profession and ultimately benefiting the livestock owners and their livelihood.
Dr. Dattatraya. P. Kadam
M.V.Sc.,NET,Ph.D (scholar)
In charge Associate Professor &
Principal Investigator of
COL-MAFSU Project,
Department of Pathology,
Bombay Veterinary College,
Parel, Mumbai – 12
email: dpkadampatho@gmail.com
Contact: 09869123619 ,022 24180430
Dr. Pramod V. Meshram
M.V.Sc.,Ph.D (scholar)
Assistant  Professor &
Co-Principal of Investigator
COL-MAFSU Project ,
Department of Pathology,
Bombay Veterinary College,
Parel, Mumbai – 12
email: pramodvetpath@gmail.com
Contact: 09594581239 ,02224180430