As many as 97 students of Kamdhenu University, graduated in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry along with 200 others who will pass out at the end of this month will not be allowed to practice as veterinary doctors. The reason behind this is the failure of the university to get recognised by the Veterinary Council of India (VCI) and Gujarat Veterinary Council (GVC). This also makes the students ineligible for government jobs.
In 2020, the state government amended the Kamdhenu University Act, 2009 and kept all the students doing Bachelors in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry from the state’s Anand Agriculture University, Navsari Agriculture University, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agriculture University and Navsari Agriculture University under it. Through the gazette, the state government in April 2021 notified the change to separate Veterinary Science courses from Agri-based courses of four universities. However, the Kamdhenu University is yet to be recognised by the VCI and Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR).
97 students, who passed out in September this year, were denied registration certificate by the Gujarat Veterinary Council as the KU has not been included in the 1st schedule, as per the India Veterinary Council Act, 1984. Following which the students represented themselves to the Chief Minister to look into the matter and help them with a solution to this issue.
However, an official from the university has affirmed that the application letter has reached the Veterinary Council of India and we should get it within 10 days as the inspection of our colleges has already been done.