Postgraduate Diploma Course (Distance Mode) of one year duration consists of two semesters. Each semester accounts for 110 working days with a contact class programme of 10 days. A total of eleven courses are offered under print mode each of one year duration. The courses include Postgraduate Diploma in Small Animal Orthopaedics (PGDORT), Postgraduate Diploma in Regenerative Medicine (PGDRM), Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology(PGDOPH), Postgraduate Diploma in Small Animal Dermatology (PGDSAD), Postgraduate Diploma in Small Animal Dermatology (PGDSAD), Postgraduate Diploma in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (PGDECM), Postgraduate Diploma in Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound (PGDDUS), Postgraduate Diploma in Feed Manufacturing Technology (PGDFMT), Postgraduate Diploma in Commercial Poultry Production and Management(PGDCPPM), Postgraduate Diploma in Diversified Poultry Production(PGDDPP), Postgraduate Diploma in Ethno Veterinary Practices (PGDEVP) and Postgraduate Diploma in Zoonoses (PGDZ). A total of 47 candidates have enrolled for this course in 2011-12. At present, a total of 84 candidates are undergoing various courses.
Advertisements about the courses offered are published in print media including TANUVAS publications and English dailies. The applications received from the candidates are scrutinized by a committee for selection of candidates. The selected candidates are informed about their admission through admission letters. The selected candidates shall appear in person on the first day of the first semester for registration of courses and orientation. Students will be allowed to register for the semester, only after payment of course fee.
The curriculum for each course has been designed by the concerned subject matter specialists identified by the university after many deliberations and evaluation by peer groups. There are Course Directors, Co-ordinators and Content Developers for each course. Practical sessions and individual hands are dealt during the contact class programme of each semester.
Self Learning Materials in printed form are prepared and distributed to the candidates. Normally a course has been divided into 4-5 units; accordingly the course materials are prepared along with questions for individual units. Academic schedule for the diploma course are prepared and communicated to the Course Directors and candidates concerned. The unit assignments have to be submitted to the course directors as per the academic schedule.
The evaluation of distance programme shall be held as "Unit Based Assessment (UBA)", "Comprehensive Course Assignment (CCA)", "Final Theory Examination (FTE)" and "Comprehensive Skill Evaluation (CSE)". There will be a comprehensive course assignment for every course. The topic will be decided by the course coordinator. Final theory examination for each course will be held during the contact class programme. The question paper will be set by the external examiner. The comprehensive skill evaluation (practicals) will be held for all the courses in a semester during the last three days of the contact programme. Log book / records are to be maintained by the students for each course. At the end of the second semester, the requirements include a case study report / project report in the respective area of specialisation, which will be evaluated. For pass in a course, every candidate shall get a minimum of 60% in every Unit Based Assessment and FTE in a course. Besides, a minimum of 60% is required in CCA and CSE. The successful candidates after completion of diploma requirements shall be graded, based on overall percentage of marks obtained in all the courses of the diploma programme as follows:
|1.||PG Diploma in Small Animal Orthopedics (PGDORT)||1 Year||B.V.Sc./ B.V.Sc .& A.H.|
|2.||PG Diploma in Regenerative Medicine (PGDRM)|
|3.||PG Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology (PGDOPH)|
|4.||PG Diploma in Small Animal Dermatology (PGDSAD)|
|5.||PG Diploma in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (PGDECM)|
|6.||PG Diploma in Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound (PGDDUS)|
|7.||PG Diploma in Feed Manufacturing Technology (PGDFMT)||1 Year||B.V.Sc./ B.V.Sc .& A.H./ B.E.(Agri)/ B.Tech (Agri)/ B.F.Sc/ B.Sc (Life Sciences)|
|8.||PG Diploma in Commercial Poultry Production and Management (PGDCPPM)||1 Year||Any Degree in Life Sciences|
|9.||PG Diploma in Diversified Poultry Production ( PGDDPP)||1 Year||B.V.Sc./ B.V.Sc . &A.H./ B.Sc. (Agri)/ B.Tech (Food Processing Technology/Food Technology)|
|10.||PG Diploma in Ethno Veterinary Practices (PGDEVP)||1 Year||B.V.Sc./ B.V.Sc .& A.H.|
|11.||PG Diploma in Zoonoses (PGDZ)||1 Year|