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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 62-74
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.008


Minimum Competence Required by Different Stakeholders from Entry Level Veterinarians
Jaswinder Singh1*, H.K. Verma2, Navdeep Singh3, S.S. Sodhi4, O.K. Baba5 and S.K. Kansal1
1Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education
2Directorate of Extension Education,
3Department of Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex
4Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, (GADVASU), Ludhiana, Punjab, India
5Division of Veterinary Biochemistry, FVSc & AH, SKUAST, Kashmir, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted to enlist the minimum day one competencies required in the freshly graduated veterinary students under the project "Exploring the gaps in veterinary education in India to match the graduate skills with stakeholders level" funded by Education Division, ICAR, New Delhi. Meetings were conducted with clinical, para-clinical and animal science experts from College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana to compile the list of competencies required at day one of veterinary graduation. The discipline wise competencies so collected were then sent to other expert of the same discipline to prioritize the competencies. Likewise public and private sector veterinarians were also requested to give the list of competencies they thought were required in veterinarian at day one of graduation. Focus group discussions were also conducted with various livestock farmers to know about their expectation from the newly graduated veterinarians. Data so collected revealed that a freshly graduated veterinarian must be well equipped with more than one hundred competencies. Public sector veterinarians highlighted 20 skills for which the entry level veterinarians are least prepared. Further they revealed 24non-technical skills which are required to be a successful veterinarian. Private sector veterinarians revealed 14 skills which they thought are essential for success in private sector. Farmers demanded specialized doctor for each species with skills of diseases diagnosis, treatment and knowledge of local language. Study concluded that veterinary curriculum as well as education still have certain bottlenecks which need to be removed to make the freshly graduate competent enough to match the stakeholders expectations


Keywords: Competencies, Day-one veterinary graduates, Stakeholders
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Jaswinder Singh, H.K. Verma, Navdeep Singh, S.S. Sodhi, O.K. Baba and Kansal, S.K. 2018. Minimum Competence Required by Different Stakeholders from Entry Level Veterinarians.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 62-74. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.008