Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.VSc) is turning out to be the most sought after courses in Andhra Pradesh. In the last three to four years, the demand for B.VSc course in Andhra Pradesh has increased, and there is a tough competition among the students for admission in this course. On an average, almost 13,000 students compete for admission in B.VSc course in Andhra Pradesh Veterinary colleges. However, the number of seats available in B.VSc course in Andhra Pradesh is very less.
There are only three B.VSc colleges in Andhra Pradesh, which are located in Gannavaram (Vijayawada), Chittoor and Produttur. Each college offers 75 seats in B.VSc course, and the total number of seats available in Andhra Pradesh is 225. Out of these 225 seats, 15% of seats are exclusively reserved for Veterinary Council. These seats are filled under All India Quota.
Students aspiring for B.VSc admission in Andhra Pradesh with a valid NEET-UG score must note that the total number of seats available under state quota is 192. On the other hand, 10 seats are exclusively reserved for Andhra Pradesh students in Telangana Veterinary colleges. In all, the total number of seats is 202. This year, approximately 13,000 - 13,500 students are expected to compete for B.VSc admission in Andhra Pradesh. Almost 67 students may compete for one seat in B.VSc course.
It is time for the state government of Andhra Pradesh to set up more Veterinary colleges in Andhra Pradesh to meet the demand. Every year, almost 7% of B.VSc graduates from Andhra Pradesh are going abroad either for higher studies or job. On the other hand, some of the graduates are appearing for Group I & II services examination. The demand for B.VSc graduates in Andhra Pradesh has been increasing, and the state is failing to meet the demand by setting up more colleges.
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Establishing a new Veterinary college in Andhra Pradesh may cost around Rs. 250 crores for the government. Recently, the state government allocated Rs. 81 crore for setting up a Veterinary college in Vizayanagaram. However, the government is yet to receive approval for B.VSc seats. A Veterinary hospital is already functional in this region, and the college will be set up in the premises of the hospital.
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