Applications are invited for Phd in Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVVU) Tirupati

Applications are invited from the candidates belonging to Andhra Pradesh for 85% seats. The 15% of seats are open for candidates of both Andhra Pradesh and Telengana provided the latter appear for Entrance Test conducted by SVVU


Major field in Ph.D

Livestock Production Management

Livestock Products Technology

Animal Nutrition

No. of Seats:  25

Animal Genetics & Breeding – 1; Animal Nutrition – 2; Livestock Production Management – 2; Livestock; Products Technology – 1; Veterinary Anatomy – 2; Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension Education -1; Veterinary Bio-Chemistry – 1; Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics – 1; Veterinary Medicine – 2; Veterinary Microbiology – 2; Veterinary Parasitology – 2; Veterinary Pathology – 2; Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology – 1; Veterinary Physiology       1; Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology – 2; Veterinary Surgery & Radiology – 2



Master of Science or an equivalent examination in Veterinary Science from SVVU/ANGRAU or from an institution accredited by ICAR in the concerned field of specialization with at least 70% marks in the aggregate under traditional system of examination or an OGPA of 2.7 or above in 4.00 point scale or OGPA of 6.50 or above in 10.00 point scale in grade point system. In the case of SC, ST and PH candidates, 60% marks in the aggregate under traditional system in Master of  Veterinary Science under traditional system or OGPA of 2.5 out of 4.00 or 6.00 out of 10.00 under Grade Point system is sufficient.  The Basic Degree i.e. B.V.Sc & A.H. is essential.

The candidates awaiting final thesis viva voce result may apply. But they have to produce provisional certificate on or before the date of entrance examination failing which they shall not be allowed for entrance examination

For admission into Ph.D in the following specializations in Veterinary Science, candidates who posses M.V.Sc. in the major fields specified against each are also eligible

Livestock Production Management – M.V.Sc. in Dairy Production

Livestock Products Technology   M.V.Sc  in Dairy Technology and Meat Science & Technology

Animal Nutrition – M.V.Sc  in Feed and Fodder Technology

Age: The upper age limit is 50 years as on 1st July 2017 including ICAR senior Research fellowship holders

Reservations of Seats

15%, 6% and 29% of the seats are reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes respectively.

For Physically challenged candidates 3% seats are reserved as per the Govt. norms.

For Women:  1/3rd of the total seats shall be reserved for women. If no lady candidate is available it will be filled up by men


Selection Criteria

Selection of candidates for admission to Ph.D courses shall be made by a Selection Committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor. The candidates who are eligible for admission to the course should appear for entrance test and interview before selection committee at Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati at their own expenses

The Weightage of marks will be as follows:

Entrance Test: 50%

M.V.Sc level: 20%

B.V.Sc level: 10%

Interview performance: 20 %

Totat – 100


Entrance Test:

The entrance test of one hour duration shall consist of 100 multiple choice questions each of one mark weightage covering Post graduate courses listed in respective discipline with 600 series. The candidates have to mark answers by darkening circles on OMR sheets



The applications shall be downloaded from the University website

The downloaded and  duly filled in application along with attested copies of required certificates and copy of the counterfoil of Registration Fee of Rs. 1000/-, (Rs. 500/- in case of SC/ST/PH candidates) Exclusive of commission charges of Bank through online preferably in Andhra Bank or  any Nationalized bank favouring COMPTROLLER, SVVU, payable at Andhra Bank, Thummalagunta branch, Tirupati, Account No:209810100016530, IFSC Code:ANDB0002098 having UTR No./Transaction ID , should reach the Registrar, SVVU, Administrative Office, Dr.Y.S.R. Bhavan, Tirupati – 517 502 on or before 27th November 2017 by 4.00 p.m. either in person or by Registered Post with Acknowledgement due


Important Dates


Last date for receipt of Applications: 27th November 2017


Date of Entrance test: 05th December2017


Display of Qualified candidates list: 6th December 2017


Date of Interview: 18th December 2017


Registration of I semester of Ph.D Academic Year 2017-18: 26th December 2017


For more information visit;


Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University,

Dr. Y.S.R. Bhavan, Tirupati – 517 502, Telephone   : 0877 – 2248155, Fax: 0877 – 2249222, Website