‘If the college does not get VCI recognition, we will be forced to take up odd jobs’

Students of Veterinary College, Shimoga who are on an indefinite agitation since September 4 demanding the State Government to take initiatives to provide the necessary infrastructure for the college to get recognition from the Veterinary Council of India(VCI), staged a unique protest at Deputy Commissioner’s office premises in the city on Monday.

Clad in aprons with stethoscope on their shoulders, the students staged a mock demonstration of selling vegetables, grocery, tender coconut, newspapers, pressing the clothes and polishing the shoes.

The students said that, VCI has not accorded recognition for Shimoga college because the body was not satisfied with the infrastructure including staff shortage.

As Shimoga college was yet to get VCI recognition, the registration number from Karnataka Veterinary Council necessary to join job was denied for those who pursue BVSc here.

Any further delay in according VCI recognition for the college will force students to take up odd jobs like selling vegetables and polishing the shoe, the students said.

Earlier the students had performed a mock ground-breaking ceremony for construction of teaching veterinary clinical complex(TVCC) at the college premises condemning the delay by Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University(KVAFSU), Bidar to take action in this regard.

Vice-Chancellor of KVAFSU C. Renuka Prasad, Registrar Chandrashekhar Murthy visited the campus on September 13 and had requested the students to withdraw the protest.

The students have said that they would continue the protest until their demands were met.