Fisheries degree aspirants need not take CET

Staff Correspondent

Bidar: Students no longer need to appear for the Common Entrance Test (CET) to join fisheries and dairy technology courses.

The Karnataka Veterinary, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries University has decided to select students based on their marks in the Pre-University (PU) examination. However, they will have to score good marks in CET to study veterinary sciences.

Most of the students were opting for engineering courses now.

Not many were choosing veterinary and allied courses and hence the decision, University Registrar Suresh Honnappagol told presspersons at Vilaspur in Bhalki taluk on Wednesday.

He was there to attend a field day programme of inland fisheries. “Both the agricultural universities in the State have decided to consider only PU marks for admission. We are following their pattern. Also, rural students are not usually exposed to the CET format and hence may not score well. The new system will help such students,” he said.

“We will continue to consider the cumulative results of students by combining their PU marks and CET score for admission to veterinary courses, Dr. Honnappagol said.

Recommended for you