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                        BENGAL VETERINARY COLLEGE.

                            Preface—General Administration.

I held charge of the Bengal Veterinary College, the Epizootic Diseases of
Animals Department in Calcutta and its neighbourhood and the Raymond
Research Laboratory throughout the year except from 1st July to 30th
September 1920 when I was on furlough.

Mr. P. J. Kerr, who joined the College as Second Imperial Officer on the
26th March 1920, was in charge of the College during my absence.

2.     I acted as a "Member of the Examining Board" of this College in
March 1921.

3.     During the year under report the Civil Veterinary Department,
Bengal, has been transferred from the administrative control of the Director of
Agriculture, Bengal, and, as Senior Veterinary Officer of the Province I have
been declared as "Head of the Civil Veterinary Department, Bengal," under
the designation of the "Veterinary Adviser to the Government of Bengal,"
with effect from the 1st November 1920. in pursuance of the policy recently
enunciated by the Secretary of State for India.

4.     Also on the recommendation of the Public Service Commission, the
Government of India have been pleased to authorise the Government of
Bengal to settle the grading of the pay of the Provincial Veterinary Services
within the limits of pay fixed by the Secretary of State.

                                Veterinary Instruction.

5.     Class A.—This class consisted of 43 students composed of 38 new
students and 5 plucked students of last year. All went up for the annual
examination and 26 passed, a percentage of 60.

6.     Class B.—This class consisted of 38 students composed of 33
promoted from class A and 5 plucked students of last year. All went up for
the examination and 25 passed, a percentage of 66.

7.     Class C.—This class consisted of 46 students composed of 35 pro-
moted from class B and 11 plucked students of last year. Forty-five
students appeared at the examination and 24 passed, a percentage of 53.

8.     At the beginning of the session, 161 students were on the rolls in the
three classes. Thirty-four withdrew their names from the College register.
Eighteen left the College early in the session of their own accord as
they did not find the profession to their liking. Seven withdrew on the
ground of ill-health. Nine joined the non-co-operation movement and left
the College. Thus leaving 127, of whom 53 belonged to Bengal, 45 to Bihar
and Orissa, 12 to Assam, 8 to United Provinces, 3 to Burma, 2 to Ceylon, 1 to
Madras, 1 to Central Provinces, 1 to Feudatory State Gangpur and 1 to
Manipur State.

Of these 81 were Hindus, 37 Muhammadans, 4 Budhists and 5 Indian

Among the students 47 were matriculates.

9.     Out of 24 newly-passed graduates, 4 belonged to Bengal, 10 to Bihar
and Orissa, 6 to Assam, 3 to United Provinces and 1 to Ceylon.

10.    The examinations began on the 10th and terminated on the 19th
March. The Examining Board was composed of Mr. D. A. D. Aitchison,
Principal, Madras Veterinary College, as President, and Captain P. B. Riley,
Second Supeintendent, Civil Veterinary Department, Bihar and Orissa,
Mr. W. Harris, Superintendent, Civil Veterinary Department, Assam,
Mr. P. J. Kerr, Superintendent, Civil Veterinary Department, Bengal, and
myself as members.

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