Ranchi, Apr 18
Under the veterinary career guidance series, the Department of Animal Genetics & Breeding of Birsa Agricultural University recently organized the Zenith-5 on ‘How to prepare for state civil services examinations post-BVSc & AH’. Dr Anu Kumari, an alumna of Ranchi Veterinary College (RVC) and DSP of the Bihar Government dwelt on the secrets to cracking the PCS examinations and replied to the students’ queries related to career planning.
She said students of 5-year UG course in veterinary science must take decision about their future career in third year. They should pursue master degree if they want to go in teaching & research, or prepare for CAT if aspire career in corporate sector or seriously indulge in preparation for UPSC/ State PCS if career in administration is their priority. She said most of the technical graduates opt humanities and social science subjects for civil services examination which is not a healthy practice. If one has studied veterinary science for 5 years, he/she must keep veterinary as one of the optional subjects. Four to 5 hours regular study is a must. One should also go through last 10 years’ questions papers of UPSC/ JPSC for having an understanding of the question pattern and fetching good marks. Since time will not return back, every minute should be utilised judiciously, aspirations must have positive thinking and self confidence. Forming group of 3-4 aspirants, dividing chapter topics for preparations and discussion at later stage will be useful.
Dr Anu, who did never took any coaching, was elected to Bihar Animal Husbandry Service, Bihar Finance Service and finally to Bihar Police Service.
Dr Nandani Kumari, who conceptualized and coordinated the counselling series, said veterinary students who could not make it to IITs of Indian Institute of Science & Research at UG level can pursue Master’s and Ph D programme there as these Institute have PG programs in biotechnology and life sciences also. For PG programme in veterinary science, NDRI Karnal and IVRI, Bareilly are the best options.
BAU Vice Chancellor Dr Onkar Nath Singh said teachers should always have kind heart and positive attitude to help and mentor students. Rules and regulations are for pushing up works and not for creating hurdles. Scope of correction. and improvement is always there, he added.
In the earlier series of Zenith, eminent veterinarian Dr Sandip Gulia, RVC and IIM alumni Dr Satish Ojha, BHU Associate Prof Dr Sanjay Ravi and senior officer of IRS, Dr Anand Mishra were invited to guide the students.