Animal Breeding & Genetics

1. About the Department :

The Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics was one of the constituent units of the Major department "Animal Husbandry" which included Animal Breeding & Genetics, Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. This department became an independent identity in 1950 which consisted of Genetics, Animal Breeding, A.I. and Statistics. Later on, Artificial insemination was attached with the deptt. of Animal Reproduction & Gynaecology. This department has been actively engaged in UG and PG teaching, need based researches and extension activities through different ways.

2. Mandate / Objective :

  • To teach genetic principles and its application in breeding of livestock and avian species along with Biostatistics and Elementary Computer Application to undergraduate & postgraduate students.
  • To conduct need based researches for genetic improvement of Livestock and Avian resources through formulation of appropriate breeding strategies.
  • Transfer of outcomes (technologies/package of practices) of the researches in the laboratory to the livestock and poultry breeders.

3. Faculty position :

1. Dr. Krishna Gopal Mandal
Assoc. Professor
09431649643 drkgmandal1957@yahoo.com
2. Dr. Birendra Kumar
Asstt. Professor
09431444452 drkbirendra@yahoo.co.in

3.

Dr. Ramesh Kumar Singh

Asstt. Professor

09896047656

ramesh.kumarvet@gmail.com

 

4. Teaching :

(i) UG Courses (VCI Syllabus) :

Sl. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. hrs.

Semester

1.

AGB-111

Bio-statistics and Elementary Computer Application

2+1

I

2.

AGB-121

Principles of Genetics and Population Genetics

2+1

II

3.

AGB-211

Livestock and Poultry Breeding

2+1

III

 

(ii) P.G. Courses (As per ICAR)
M.V.Sc. Courses :

Sl. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit hrs.

1

AGB-601

Animal Cytogenetics and Immunogenetics

2+1

2

AGB-602

Molecular Genetics in Animal Breeding

2+1

3

AGB-603

Population and Quantitative Genetics in Animal Breeding

2+1

4

AGB-604

Selection Methods and Breeding Systems

3+1

5

AGB-605

Biometrical techniques in Animal Breeding

3+1

6

AGB-606

Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources

2+0

7

AGB-607

Cattle and Buffalo Breeding

2+1

8

AGB-608

Small farm animal breeding (Sheep, Goat, Swine and Rabbit)

2+0

9

AGB-609

Poultry Breeding

2+1

10

AGB-610

Laboratory Animal Breeding

1+0

11

AGB-691

Master Seminar

1+0

 

 

Total

22+7=29

12

AGB-699

Master’s Research

20

 

Ph.D. Courses :

Sl. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit hrs.

1

AGB 701

Recent advances in Animal Genetics

2+0

2

AGB 702

Recent trends in Animal Breeding

2+0

3

AGB 703

Advances in Biometrical Genetics

2+1

4

AGB 704

Advances in Selection Methodology

2+1

5

AGB 705

Bioinformatics in Animal Genetics and Breeding

2+0

6

AGB 706

Advances in Molecualr Cytogenetics

2+0

7

AGB 707

Utilisation of Non-additive Genetic variance in Farm Animals

2+1

8

AGB 791

Doctoral Seminar I

1+0

9

AGB 792

Doctoral Seminar II

1+0

10

AGB

Doctoral Research

45

N.B. : A Ph.D. student may also take 600 series courses of M.V.Sc. if not studied during Master’s programme.

5. Research :

(i)  Post Graduate Research (Curricular):
M.V.Sc. Degree awarded :

Sl. No.

Name of the Student

Year

Title of the thesis

1

R.J. Prasad

1962

The development of selection indices for improving Tharparkar herd at Patna

2

A. Sri Ram Murthy

1963

A study on monthly milk yield and its persistency on Tharparkar herd

3

R.L. Singh

1963

A study on genetic and phenotypic parameters of Bachaur herd at Pusa

4

C. Purna Rao

1964

A Study  on genetic and environmental factors affecting the birth weight and growth rate of Tharparkar and Hariana calves

5

R. N. Singh

1964

A study on genetic and phenotypic parameters of economic characters of Hariana herd at Dumraon & Pusa and Shahabadi herd at Dumraon & Seraikela

6

H. S. Sinha

1964

A critical study of semen evaluation and insemination at three Artificial Insemination centres in Bihar

7.

M. A. Quadeer

1965

Study on genetic and phenotypic parameters of some economic characters of Deoni herd at Hydrabade

8

R. K. Shukla

1965

Study on estimates of genetic & phenotypic parameters of some economic characters of Gir cattle.

9

V. K. Patil

1966

A study on economic characters of Gaolao cattle.

10

S. C. Biswas

1966

A study on estimates of genetic and phenotypic parameters of some economic characters of Murrah buffaloes.

11

C.S.P. Singh

1966

A study on keeping quality of cow and buffalo bull semen under laboratory and field conditions.

12

S.K. Verma

1967

A study on the effect of slow feathering and rapid feathering on some of the economic and physical characters and the correlations between some of the physical and physiological characters associated with egg production.

13

P. Mallikarjuna Rao

1967

Study on the effect of embryonic development at different time interval of incubation on economic characters in White Leghorn birds.

14

S.K. Sinha

1967

A study on some of the effects of heterospermic processing in bovine semen quality.

15

A.B. Chitanis

1967

A study on keeping quality of Tharparkar, Ayreshire crossbred bulls and Jamunapari buck semen under different methods of preservation.

16

S.C. Mazumdar

1969

Genetic studies on reproductive traits of Tharparkar cows

17

A.K. Chatterjee

1969

Study on Tharparkar herd and sire evaluation project at Govt. Cattle Farm, Patna

18

R.P. Lal

1970

A study on estimates of some genetic and phenotypic parameters at different levels of production in the Tharparkar herd at Govt. Cattle Farm, Patna. 

19

G.L. Shrivastava

1970

Study on genetic and phenotypic parameters of certain economic traits of Red Sindhi herd at Gauriakarma.

20

S.L. Srestha

1971

A study on some aspects of Reciprocal Recurrent Selection in mice.

21

J. Prasad

1971

Study on operative preservability of Tharparkar and Friesian bull semen in different seasons.

22

S. Nath

1971

A study on some aspects of breeding behaviour and semen picture of Holistein Friesian bulls.

23

D. Sharma

1971

A study on some aspects of heterosis in mice

24

Ramadhar Rai

1973

A genetic study on heterosis involving two in-bred lines of mice.

25

R.P. Yadav

1976

The effect of additives and season on the preservation of bovine semen at room temperature.

26

Y.R.L. Karan

1976

Selection response in two lines of mice for high and low body weight and litter size.

27

B.N. Srivastava

1977

Keeping quality and conception rate of heterospermic bull semen.

28

R.N.C. Sharma

1977

Study on phenotypic and genetic parameters of different economic traits in Large White Yorkshire pigs.

29

G.P. Gupta

1979

Study of egg size, hatchability & fertility percent, relationship between egg weight and hatch weight and growth rate of chicks in different broiler strains of birds and economics of broiler raising.

30

S.P. Singh

1981

Study on genetic trend of Tharparkar herd at Govt. Cattle Farm, Patna with special reference to production & reproduction.

31

Raj Kumar

1985

Studies on performance of crossbred and inheritance of some traits connected with adaptation.

32

Ajay Kumar

1998

Studies on genetic parameters of some economic traits and effect of individual selection for 4-week body weight in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

33

V.K. Singh

1998

Studies on some economic parameters of various Indian native breeds of chicken and their crosses with Dahlem Red (exotic breed)

34

Birendra Kumar

2000

Genetic studies on production and egg quality traits in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

35

Pramod Kumar

2000

Genetic studies on body weight, conformation and carcass traits in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

36

M. V. Jha

2001

Genetic effect on body weight, conformation and carcass traits in pure and crossbred chicken.

37

Shambhu Kumar

2001

Genetic influence on fertility, hatchability, egg weight and egg quality characteristics in pure and crossbred chicken.

38

Dhirendra Kumar

2004

Influence of genetic and non-genetic factors on some economic traits of Hariana and its crosses.

39

Niraj Kumar

2004

Genetic analysis of milk production efficiency in cattle and buffalo in and around Darbhanga (Bihar)

40

Rajiv Ranjan

2004

Genetic analysis of humoral immune response in chicken

41

Rajiv Kumar

2005

Studies on genetic and non-genetic factors affecting milk production efficiency of cattle in and around Patna (Bihar).

42

Shambhu Sharan

2005

Genetic analysis of variation in some performance and Blood biochemical traits in Hariana and its crosses.

43

Shrutikesh Kumar

2006

Genetic and non-genetic factors affecting efficiency of milk production of cattle in and around Biharsharif of Nalanda district (Bihar).

44

Asad Ayub

2006

Genetic studies on efficiency of milk production of cattle in and around Muzaffarpur (Bihar).

45

Vijay Kumar

2007

Studies on genetic and non-genetic factors influencing economic traits alongwith some blood profiles in pigs.

46

Prabhat Ranjan Kumar

2007

Genetic studies on economic efficiency of cattle and buffaloes in and around Hajipur (Vaishali), Bihar.

47

Rupesh Kumar

2007

Genetic studies on milk production efficiencies in various crossbred grades of cattle in and around Pusa (samastipur).

48

Ranjeet Kumar Sinha

2007

Characterization of buffalo genetic resources in Tal and Diara areas in and around Barh (Patna).

49

Pramod Prabhakar

2007

Genetic and non-genetic factors influencing milk production efficiency of cattle in and around Madhepura (Bihar).

50

Shashi Shankar

2008

Genetic analysis of milk production efficiency and morphometircs of buffalo in and around Patna (Bihar).

51

Subhas Chandra Prasad Singh

2008

Genetic characterization of Bachaur cattle in its native tract.

52

Shashi Bhushan Kumar

2009

Genetic characterization of toll like receptor (TLR) -4 gene in indigenous breeds of goat.

53

Ranjit Kumar

2009

Influence of genetic and non-genetic factors on milk production efficiency of cattle in and around Jehanabad (Bihar).

54

Kishor Kundan Azad

2010

Influence of genetic and non-genetic factors on milk production efficiency of buffalo in and around Danapur (Bihar).

 

Ph.D. Degree awarded :

Sl. No.

Name of the Student

Year

Title of the thesis

1

R. L. Singh

1973

A study on correlated response in mice

 

(ii) Research Projects :
List of research project undertaken :

Sl. No.

Name of the Research Project

Funding Agency

1

Economics of milk production

ICAR

2

Utilization of surplus and substandard milk

ICAR

3

All India co-ordinated research project on production, preservation and packaging of indigenous milk products

ICAR

4

Estimation of chromosome nos. and their karyotyping in cattle

ICAR

5.

Network research project on “Survey and Characterization of Bachaur cattle in Bihar”

ICAR

 

Ongoing research projects (under non-plan)

Sl. No.

Name of the Research Project

Funding Agency

1

Development of breed descriptor for Diara buffalo and Shahabadi cattle in their native tracts in Bihar

BAU, Sabour

2

DNA polymorphism of MHC DRB3 gene in purebred and crossbred cattle in Bihar.

BAU, Sabour

 

(iii) Research achievements :

The department has been actively engaged in need based research programmes in agro-climatic conditions for genetic improvement of livestock and avian resources through formulation of appropriate breeding strategies including crossbreeding, grading up, selection methods and adaptability and obtained desirable results. Genetic improvement through research at molecular level has been taken up.

6. Extension :

The department has been actively engaged in the extension activities through Kisan Mela, Pashu Pradarshani, Advice to the livestock and poultry farmers, posters, charts, lectures delivered to the farmers, extension publications etc.

7. Publications :

Research : National – 126, International – 4
Extension : 27
Books/Manuals : 4

8. Facilities / Infrastructure available :

  • Lecture theatre, UG and PG laboratories
  • Well equipped Molecular Genetics Laboratory.
  • Well equipped ABG IT-Unit with Computers and Internet facilities to teach students as per VCI syllabus.
  • Well trained & experienced Human resources.

9. Seminar Symposia organized :

The department organized ICAR sponsored Summer institute on "Breeding, Management and Disease control of wild animals at BVC, Patna from 16.06.92 to 05.07.92.

10. Any Other information :

N.A.