(Formerly Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences)
Government of Puducherry Institution - Affiliated to Pondicherry University
NAAC "B+" Grade Accreditation | UGC 2(f) & 12(B) Status | +0413 2271671 | office@river.edu.in


(Formerly Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences)
Government of Puducherry Institution - Affiliated to Pondicherry University
NAAC "B+" Grade Accrediation | UGC 2(f) & 12(B) Status | +0413 2271671 | office@river.edu.in

Flash News

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (RIVER), Puducherry offers Post - Graduate Programme leading to M.V.Sc (Master of Veterinary Science) Degree in the following major fields for the academic year 2022-23. RIVER follows revised PG regulations 2016.

Click here to Download the M.V.Sc. 2022-23 Admission Brochure
Click here to Download the M.V.Sc. 2022-23 Application Form
Last Date for submission of application form is 02.03.2023

1. Major Fields

1. Livestock Products Technology (LPT)

2. Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education (VAE)

3. Veterinary Biochemistry (VBC)

4. Veterinary Medicine (VMD)

5. Veterinary Microbiology (VMC)

6. Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics (VGO)

7. Veterinary Pathology (VPP)

8. Veterinary Surgery & Radiology (VSR)

9. Livestock Production Management(LPM)

10. Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology (VPE)

11. Animal Nutrition (ANN)

12. Veterinary Physiology VPY)



The Institute has established all the Departments as stipulated by the VCI. The Institute is permanently affiliated to Pondicherry University.

M.V.Sc. programme shall have a duration of minimum FOUR semesters (two Academic Years), which includes 40 credits of course work, 20 credits of research work and compulsory non-credit courses.


2. Eligibility for Admission

2.1 Academic Qualifications: B.V.Sc & A.H Degree recognized by Veterinary Council of India with a minimum O.G.P.A of 6.0 in 10.0 point scale. (5.5 for SC/ST candidates). In other grading systems OGPA/Marks will be appropriately proportioned with 10 point grading scale.

2.2 Age: Should not have completed 35 years as on 31st December 2022 (relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates)


3. Criteria for Residents of Puducherry UT

A candidate is considered as Resident of Puducherry UT if he/she is an Indian National and satisfies at least one of the following criteria:

Those candidates or whose parents have been residing continuously in the Puducherry UT at least for 5 years as on the preceding date of submission of application.

Children of Central / State Government Servants / Defence Personnel / Central Paramilitary Forces/ Employees of Public Sector Undertakings / Autonomous Bodies wholly or substantially run either by the Central Government or by the Puducherry UT administration for at least a minimum period of three years to the last date of submission of application.

Children of natives of the Puducherry UT who have declared any place in Puducherry UT as their hometown and so certified by their respective Heads of Office. In such case, Nativity Certificate in the Prescribed Format has to be enclosed along with the Admission Application.

Children of Defence Personnel who were killed or disabled in action and children of Central Government Servants / Puducherry UT Government Servants/ Defence Personnel / Employees of Public Sector Undertakings as referred in Category (2) who died while in service in Puducherry.

French National residing in Puducherry UT and covered by the terms of the Treaty of Cession shall be treated on par with the candidates who produce the prescribed Puducherry Residence Certificate. Such French Nationals will not be required to produce Residence Certificate; instead they should produce a Certificate of Registration issued for this purpose from the French Consulate at Puducherry. Children of these French Nationals shall not be considered for admission under the quota of Non-Residents.


4. Application Procedure

Application for admission can be downloaded from the Institute Website (FLASH NEWS)

Candidates who are employed should bring the no objection certificate on the day of entrance examination. If selected for the course he/she will be permitted to join the course only on production of relieving orders from the concerned employer.

 5. Seat Matrix for M.V.Sc. - 2022-23

This will change year to year, please refer Admission Brochure of year(FLASH NEWS).

Important Dates

Sl. No Details Date
1. Call for Applications 15.12.2023
2. Last date of receiving applications 02.01.2023
3. Provisional List of Eligible Candidates 04.01.2023
4. Date of Entrance Examination 10.01.2023
5. Date of Counselling (by RIVER) 11.01.2023
6. Date of Registration for Post Graduate programme (at RIVER) 18.01.2023
7. Date of commencement of Classes 19.01.2023


6. Selection Procedure for Admission

The selection of candidates to M.V.Sc. Degree Programme will be based both on marks obtained in the B.V.Sc. examination and the PG Entrance Examination-2023 (PGEE-2023) with with 80% weightage for OGPA obtained in B.V.Sc. & A.H. and 20% marks obtained in PGEE-2023. The candidate shall secure a minimum of 50% in the BVSc & A.H. and PG entrance examination put together to be eligible to get admission for M.V.Sc. Programme.  

6.1. Merit list: Among the candidates who secured minimum of 50% of marks in the B.V.Sc. & A.H. and PGEE-2023 put together, the Merit List will be prepared based both on marks obtained in the B.V.Sc. & A.H. examination and the PGEE-2023 with 80% weightage for OGPA obtained in B.V.Sc. & A.H. and 20% marks obtained in PGEE-2023. In case of a tie i.e. candidates having obtained equal marks in the merit list, the inter- se merit will be decided in order of preference as under: Marks obtained in the PGEE-2023 OGPA/ Marks in the Qualifying examinations Age (Candidates older in age are given preference)

There is no Provision for Re-evaluation.


7. Registration for courses

The registration and commencement of classes will be on 19.01.2023


8. Fee Structure

Total of Tuition Fees and Other Fee payable at the time of Admission is Rs.80,000/- for First Year and Rs.70,000/- for Second Year

In addition, Registration Fee, Matriculation Fee, Recognition Fee, University Development Fee, University Examination Fee shall be paid as prescribed by the Pondicherry University from time to time.


9. Stipend

All PG students admitted for the academic year 2022-23 will be eligible for a monthly stipdend of Rs.3000/-. Further an amount of Rs.15,000/- per student as research grant will be paid to the concerned department.


10. Hostel Accommodation

At present hostel accommodation is limited for PG students.


11. Discipline

The Institute aims at maintaining the highest standard of discipline amongst the students. The students shall abide by any General or Special Rules prescribed by the Institute with regard to discipline and conduct, from time to time and shall give a written Undertaking thereof before being admitted. Students shall not associate themselves with any political party or organization within or outside the Institute campus. Use of alcohol and intoxicating drugs inside the Institute and Hostel premises is strictly prohibited. Students shall desist from agitations and demonstrations. Every student shall carry an Identity Card issued by the Institute. Any act of disobedience or misconduct will be seriously dealt with.  

12. Ragging: “Ragging is strictly prohibited” by a notification issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, with a penalty ranging upto 2 years of imprisonment. If any “student indulges in any form of ragging”, he/she will be summarily rusticated from the Institute. The decision of the Dean of the Institute shall be final in case of complaints.


13. Progress in Studies

A student is expected to keep steady progress in studies. A student found indifferent in studies or has poor attendance, may face expulsion/ rustication from the Institute. The name of the student may be struck off from rolls for unauthorised absence from classes.

14. Refund of fee paid policy

In the event of an admitted student leaving the course, the following refund of fee policy will be followed.

Situation Refund Policy
(for both Puducherry & Other state students)
On request received before the start of the academic session & seat could be filled by the Institute before the closure of admission Entire fee less the admission fee will be refunded.
If the seat remains vacant on account of withdrawal of admission by the candidate (or) Discontinuance of course any time after the commencement of the course of study Entire fee paid for that academic year will not be refunded. Further, an amount of Rs. 1 Lakh has to be paid for discontinuing the course and receipt of all original certificates.