MBBS no longer the favourite, CET toppers opt for vet sciences

MBBS no longer the favourite, CET toppers opt for vet sciences

Submitted by Rashmi on Wed, 2016-07-20 17:22 Bengaluru: This year’s CET seat allocation process has revealed a surprising trend. Aspiring doctors, who could have easily secured an MBBS seat in government medical colleges, are favouring veterinary medicine, with the surge in interest pushing up cut-offs for Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) course in colleges.Under general merit quota, four government-run veterinary colleges in Bengaluru, Bidar, Hassan and Shivamogga have recorded high cut-offs. The same CET ranking is used for the allocation of MBBS/BDS and BVSc seats.Officials said it was surprising to see high cut-offs for BVSc course. “This year's cut off for both MBBS and BVSc course are almost same with many top ranking students opting for government BVSc colleges,” said an official, adding that the reason for interest in BVSc course could be due to the high demand for veterinary doctors, both in India and foreign countries.