Master of Science – Ethno-Veterinary Science and Practice by Research


Govt. of India Food safety & Standard act 2006, Chapter 4 Item 21: states “No article of food shall contain insecticide or pesticide residues, veterinary drug residues, antibiotic residues, solvent residues, pharmacologically active substances & microbial counts in excess of such tolerance limit as may be specified by regulations”. However the issue of widespread use of antimicrobials and the associated drug residues and antimicrobial resistance is looming large on the Indian horizon resulting in the creation of antimicrobial resistance. There is nearly 67% increase in global consumption of antibiotics for livestock production alone that has direct impact on human beings and the environment. It is estimated that by 2050 the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will cause globally 10 million deaths per year.

In the above context “Ethno-Veterinary Science and Practice” has great potential to address current challenges of AMR, as it has decentralized, cost effective, local resource based, safe and efficacious. There is urgent need to train professionals in (EVS & P) to usher a new era of organic animal health care free of antibiotics and other chemical veterinary drugs.

TDU’s Expertise

TDU along with Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) during the last 10 years has been engaged in documentation, assessment and promotion of Ethno-Veterinary Science and Practice (EVS &P) for prevention and cure of livestock health conditions. TDU had documented Ethno-veterinary practices across 10 states, rapidly assessed them and established that 353 out of 441 formulations documented are safe and efficacious. 15 remedies have gone through clinical observation studies. TDU has trained over 584 veterinarians, 15000 farmers, 516 local community representatives and 37 officers from the various Milk unions on the use of EVP for 15 clinical conditions in dairy animals. A pilot study demonstrated that EVP intervention can reduce 87.86% of antibiotic residue in the milk in one year time. Clinical study using traditional formulation for Mastitis indicates somatic cell counts (SCC), electrical conductivity (EC) and pH of the milk become normal indicating cure of mastitis within 5 days. Field study indicates EVS & P is effective for 15 clinical conditions in dairy cattle with 90 to 100 per cent efficacy.

Who is the course designed for?

The course is designed for students who are interested in taking up Dairy management , animal health wellbeing, Alternate medicine for animal health management , Antibiotic resistance, antibiotic residue in animal products, clinical research in veterinary medicine


BSc (Animal sciences, Agriculture, BAMS, Biochemistry, Biological sciences, Biotechnology, Botany, BSMS, BVSc, Conservation, Environmental science, Genetics, Life sciences, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Zoology)


Charges will be as per University Norms for the Post Graduate Courses


A small number of scholarships of Rs 10,000 might be available on a competitive basis for the most meritorious applicants.

Career opportunities

The students trained through this program will have job opportunities Veterinary practice, Animal production, Dairy and Dairy products, research lab working on antibiotic resistant, government-sponsored animal health programme.

Duration and credits of the course

The M.Sc. by Research is a 2 years course with 68 credits, 18 credits are for course work and 50 credits for project work. The course work will include: topics like Transdisciplinary Research Framework, Medical Pluralism and Challenge of integrative health sciences, Statistical methods Scientific Writing and Reference Management, Ethics in clinical Research. The project work is expected to be focused on specific clinical conditions of national importance.

Facility @ TDU

Proprietary Databases of Ayurveda formulations, Data Science, Informatics, Computer Lab, Ethno-Medicinal Garden with more than 1500 native medicinal plants, Nursery, Laboratories for cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Disease Biomarkers and an Exosome Research Laboratory.

Frequency of admission

This is a personalised program and entry is possible any time during the year.

Selection process

Selection will competitive and based on:

  • Academic credentials and courses taken during Bachelors
  • A Statement of Purpose spelling out the motivation for wanting to enroll in this programme.
  • Two reference letters from faculty working in college/research institute who know you reasonably well.
  • Personal interview

How to Apply

Download the application form available below. You may send an email request to for the same if needed. Fill up the application form and send it to the address mentioned below along with Rs 500 /- through online transfer OR DD/ Cheque in the favour of “UTDHST General Fund” payable at Bangalore.

Contact Regarding Admissions:

Mr. Ravi Kumar G,
Assistant Registrar (Academics),
The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology,
#74/2, Jarakabande Kaval, Post Attur via Yelahanka, Bengaluru – 560064.
Ph: 080-28568000, Extn: 127. Mobile: 9844992217.

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