Nepal Veterinary Council has formulated guidelines for the Internship Program of B.V.Sc. & A.H. which MUST be followed by every institution, as minimum guidelines as directed by the Minimum Standard By-Laws for B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree 2063.
(a) Every student of B.V.Sc. &A.H. degree course shall be required after passing all courses to undergo compulsory rotating internship to the satisfaction of the University for a minimum period of six calendar months so-as to be eligible for the award of the degree of B.V.Sc & AH. and full registration with the Council.
(b) Compulsory rotating internship shall include a full time training in veterinary and animal husbandry services (including emergencies and night duties, Saturday and holidays). The intern will devote whole time to the training and will not be allowed to accept a whole time or part time appointment paid or otherwise,
(c) Internship shall be undertaken only after completion of all credit requirements of veterinary curriculum including Tracking Programs, Study Circles, Entrepreneurship Training, etc. as prescribed under these regulations.
(d) The university shall issue a provisional course completion certificate of having passed all the professional examinations and having successfully completed course work till 8th semester and the candidates are under 9th semester final exam.
(e) The Veterinary Council of Nepal will grant provisional registration to the candidate on production of provisional B.V.Sc. &A.H. course completion certificate, duly filled application form by the internee candidates and covering request letter from the campus/faculty/institute. The provisional registration will be for a minimum period of six months.
(f) After provisional registration with the Veterinary Council of Nepal, the candidate shall register for internship of six calendar months.
(g) Interns will be actively involved in rendering veterinary service under the supervision of an experienced, specialized and NVC registered veterinarians.
(h) They shall assist the supervisor in all activities of the units they are posted in and must follow all the instruction and guidelines as given by their respective supervisor.
(i) During the period of internship they shall be provided remuneration in the form of internship allowance as decided by internship committee.
(j) Attendance will be compulsory. The candidate will be entitled for 10 days casual leave, during the entire 6 months period. The leave cannot be claimed as a matter of right until and unless the sanctioning authority sanctions it. If an intern willfully absents from the training program even if for part of a day or during off hours duty (including Sundays/holidays) he/ she may be treated absent for that day. The candidate will be required to undergo training for the additional days in lieu of the absence period and internship allowance will not be paid for these additional days.
(k) The internship program shall be monitored by a committee constituted by the Dean under his/her chairmanship including among others the Director of VTH and Director of ILFC as members. This Committee shall monitor effective implementation of the internship training program from time to time. The member secretary would be the Director of VTH or the Departmental Heads. NVC may invigilate the internship program from their internal committee too.
(l) In case of unsatisfactory work/ performance and/or shortage of attendance, the period of compulsory rotating internship shall be extended by not more than two months by the appropriate authority. If this period is more than two months, the intern has to re-register afresh for internship program for entire six calendar months including registration with the Nepal Veterinary Council.
(m) Internship allowance will be paid only for six calendar months. No internship allowance will be paid for the period of absence/unsatisfactory performance/extended periods.
(n) The compulsory rotating internship for six calendar months shall be done in teaching and approved Veterinary Hospitals /Veterinary Polyclinics, Livestock Farms, Veterinary Disease Investigation Laboratories, Veterinary Biological Centers, Wildlife Centers, etc. as well as undertaken at approved veterinary institutions of Nepal.
(o) The compulsory rotating internship shall be in the following areas:
(p) Details of day to day work, posting and duration needs to be worked out by the Veterinary Institution as per its needs and infrastructure facilities.
(q) Where an Intern is posted to a recognized Veterinary hospital for training, a representative of the faculty or site advisor and the Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital shall regulate the training of such interns.
(r) Every Intern shall render professional veterinary service, skill and knowledge under supervision and guidance of a registered veterinary practitioner working in the approved Veterinary Institution.
(s) Function, responsibilities and duties of Interns:
(t) The grading shall be based upon the evaluation of log book, their performance reports from all the minimum prescribed training postings, project report, performance evaluation scoring by their advisors/site advisors and comprehensive examination in core competence in veterinary skills conducted at the end of the program by an Evaluation Committee comprising of the faculty representing the concerned departments appointed by the Dean of the institute/faculty for this purpose.
(u) Every Intern shall have to submit an Entrepreneurial Project during the Internship Program.