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Updated on 06 Jul, 2021

PG Diploma in Animal Welfare (PGDAW)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 5,400
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Graduation in any discipline

Animal welfare education is a multidisciplinary subject which is evolving rapidly with the core components of welfare science, ethics, laws and standards. In general, we are concerned about the welfare of all animals that are managed in some way by humans, and where we have particular responsibilities for their care. In the past, greatest concern about animal welfare has been related to livestock production in agriculture, and thus ‘farm animal welfare’ has received the most attention. Over time, welfare issues pertaining to working, performing, companion, zoo and lab animals have also received attention. Keeping all this in view, the PGDAW programme has covered welfare science, ethics, laws and standards of all managed animals like cattle and buffaloes; sheep and goat; pigs; poultry; working, performing, pet, zoo and lab animals.
Programme Objectives
  •    To impart science based animal welfare education through open and distance learning.
  •    To build capacities of stakeholders in taking socially responsible decisions concerning animal welfare.
Who Can Take Admission?
  • Faculty, researchers, technical staff and PG students in universities, research organizations and veterinary colleges.
  • Veterinarians in state / central government departments and Remount and Veterinary Corps.
  • Members of state /district animal welfare boards / institutional animal ethics committees
  • Civil servants, IFS officers and officials working in zoos, wild life institutes, animal house facilities, zoology departments etc.
  • Employees / volunteers working in animal welfare organizations / NGOs/ Gaushalas
  • Animal lovers and pet owners.
  • Fresh graduates seeking career as animal welfare professionals.


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