Completed Research Projects
1. Self Employment and Consultancy Scheme:
The Government of Maharashtra has recognized the Department of Poultry Science,BombayVeterinaryCollegeas a centre to give extensive training on poultry production to the educated unemployed youth. The intake capacity of the course under this scheme was 25 students per batch. The curriculum of this course includes training on following aspects of poultry.
Breeds and breeding of poultry.
The students are exposed to extensive practical training. This course enables the participants to go for their own enterprise and/or to take up the important assignment on the existing reputed poultry farms.
2. National Demonstration Unit on Quail and Quail Farming Training Courses:
The department of poultry science has foreseen the importance of Japanese Quails to provide the diversification to chicken industry. A National Demonstration Unit on Quail has been established under the financial assistance from Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Govt. of India. The aim was to impart practical training to the farmers on various aspects of Quail Farming. Highly effective course has been designed to give training on quail rearing. It is a matter of pride that the Department of Poultry Science is unique in organizing this type of activity and develop package of practices for Quail Farming.
The department through its pioneering research was the first one to introduce the Quail production technology inMaharashtra. This has offered new possibilities of employment and income to the farmers of state, as Quail can be a good and profitable business alternative to chicken farming.
3. ICAR Scheme on ‘Evaluation of current status of feed toxicity and measures to reduce it’ :
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research had granted a research scheme entitled ‘Evaluation of current status of feed toxicity and measures to reduce it’ to the Department of Poultry Science. The utility of this project lies in the fact that the farmers across the country have to bear huge losses every year due to undetected feed toxins and unavailability of practical measures to combat it. The scheme has been completed successfully.
Incubation and hatching management.
Broiler and layer management
Nutrition of poultry.
Health care and disease management.
Economics and marketing.
Entrepreneurship development programme.