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B.Sc. Dairying/ B.Sc. Dairying (DT/DH) /BE/ B.Tech. (Biotechnology)/ B.Tech. in (Chemical Engg./Biochemical Engg./Food Tech./ Fermentation Tech.)/ B.V.Sc. & AH /B. Pharma/ Biotechnology/ B.Sc.(10+2+3 system).

LAN based CBT (computer-based test) /150 minutes (2hrs 30 minutes)/Objective type (MCQ's) / 160 /4 for each correct response   -1 for each incorrect response 0 for no - attempt / English only            Sec.                              No. of Ques.               Max. marks          

A (MCQ)                               150                           600                                        

B (Match the following)         10                             50                            

        Total                             160                           650

UNIT-I: Principles of animal genetics, cell structure and multiplication. Mendel’s laws, principles of population genetics, concept of heredity, heterosis and mutation, principles of evolution, principles of molecular genetics, genetic code, quantitative and qualitative traits. Selection of breeding methods in livestock and poultry. Population statistics of livestock.

UNIT-II: General nutrition, proximate principles, carbohydrates, proteins and fats their digestion and metabolism in ruminants and non-ruminants. Energy partition- measures of protein quality. Water, minerals, vitamins and    additives, feeds    and fodders and their classification. Common anti-nutritional factors and unconventional feeds. Hay and silage making. Grinding, chaffing, pelleting, roasting, feed block. Feed formulation principles. Digestion-control motility and secretion of alimentary tract. Mechanism, natural and chemical control of respiration, gaseous exchange and transport, high altitude living, physiology of work and exercise. Cardiac cycle, natural control of cardiovascular system. Smooth and skeletal muscle contraction. Blood coagulation. Physiology of immune system. Male and female    reproduction including artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization, cryo-preservation. Excretory system.

UNIT III: General concepts of livestock production and management, status of dairy and poultry industry, impact of livestock farming in Indian agriculture. Livestock housing, production and reproduction management, lactation management, breeding programmes for livestock and poultry. Composition, quality control and preservation of livestock products, methods of processing and storage livestock products. International Trade/WTO/IPR issues related to livestock products.

UNIT IV: Concept of sociology, differences between    rural,    tribal    and urban communities, social change,    factors of change.    Principles and    steps of extension education, community development- aims, objectives, organizational set up and concept evolution of extension in India,    extension teaching    methods. Role    of livestock    in economy. Identifying social taboos,  social differences,    obstacles in    the    way    of organizing developmentaprogrammes. Concept of marketing, principles of co-operative societies, animal husbandry development planning and programme, key village scheme, ICDD, Gosadan, Goshala, Role of Gram Panchayat in livestock development. Basics of statistics, data analysis and computational techniques.


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