Amritsar, 10 Sept, 2015 (bharatsandeshnews)
Khalsa College Veterinary and Animal Sciences (KCVAS) has become the first private college in the state to earn the Centre government’s permanent approval to run the bachelor and master courses for veterinary sciences. The Veterinary Council of India (VCI) recommended the case of the approval following the rigorous inspections and verifications conducted in the past a few years.
The KCVAS thus is the only college in the sector which is running the Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry course apart from the master degree. The College is affiliated to Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU). The final approval had been granted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fishers).
Being run by historic Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC), the college was established basically in 2009 with the aim to develop technically sound human resource in the field of veterinary health, animal production and management to cater to the increasing demand of veterinarians in the state. The courses were approved temporarily and the final permanent approval has further enhanced the status of the College, which claims to have modern infra-structure and equipments including Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex (TVCC) and well-equipped laboratories as per VCI and University norms.
KCGC honourary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina today congratulated Principal SK Jand and other staff members on the occasion and said that recently the college had inaugurated new Veterinary Drugs Store (VDS) at Khalsa College for Veterinary and Animal Sciences Hospital (KCVASH), here which offers health care and treatment to milch, pet and even wild animals, at the hospital.
More than 350 cases of sick animal are being reported at College’s Vet Hospital in a month and they are treated with ultra-modern medical facilities including surgeries and highly qualified team of veterinary including teachers and students, said Chhina. Dr.Jand said the hospital is opened from morning till evening but the emergencies are available round the clock. “The hospital has doctors and auxiliary staff. An independent OPD, X-ray, Fluoroscope, ECG, Physiotherapy, Inhalant Anaesthesia, Operation Theaters (OTs), Diagnostic Laboratory have already been established’’, said he.
He added that diagnosis and treatment of all species of animals including buffaloes, cows and goats, dogs, sheep, horses, birds and elephant can be carried out here’’, said he. He added that there is a Physiotherapy Unit to provide post treatment support to animals. There are also provisions for Indoors treatment and to keep cattle under supervision even during night, for attendants, accompanying sick animals. There is also provision for the emergency attendance of sick animals which include night shift rooms.