AIBVT was the benchmark entrance test for admission to top veterinary colleges in India. The AIBVT was held for the final time last year and a number of elite veterinary colleges opposed citing chaos.
All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT) was a popular national level entrance test conducted by the Veterinary Council of India (VCI). This entrance test was conducted for admission to B.V.Sc. & A.H Courses. Through this test, 15% All India Quota seats in the Veterinary Colleges in India (except from Jammu & Kashmir State) and 85% state quota seats in the veterinary colleges of participating states is being filled. The examination was held once in a year. AIPVT 2017 examination has been replaced by NEET 2017 exam.
Let’s look at the Veterinary colleges opposing the reform:
- Veterinary College, Bangalore: The Veterinary College, Bangalore was established on 25 July 1958 affiliated with Mysore University
- Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University: Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University is a veterinary university founded in 1989 in Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai, India
- Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research: Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research(RIVER) (formerly Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, RAGACOVAS) is a veterinary college in Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry), India. Founded in 1994 in accordance to the standards of veterinary education in India, set by the Veterinary Council of India, the college is affiliated to the Pondicherry University. It is an educational institute for imparting undergraduate and masters specializations in veterinary medicine and animal husbandry, as well as having a veterinary hospital/clinic providing veterinary health care in the region
- West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences: The West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences was established on January 2, 1995 by a Legislative Act
- Assam Agricultural University: Assam Agricultural University is an agricultural university which was established in 1969 in Jorhat in the state of Assam, India.
- Bihar Veterinary College
- Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University: Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University is a veterinary university in Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
- College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand
- The College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand was founded in 1964. It is a part of AAU, Anand, Gujarat, India.The college is an educational and research institute
- Madras Veterinary College: The Madras Veterinary College is a veterinary college situated in Vepery, Chennai, India. The college was established on 1 October 1903 in a small building known as Doblin Hall.
- SardarkrushinagarDantiwada Agricultural University: SardarkrushinagarDantiwada Agricultural University is a State Agricultural University in India. It is approximately 30 km from Palanpur town in Banaskantha District of Gujarat
- Birsa Agricultural University: Birsa Agricultural University is an agricultural university at Kanke, Ranchi in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Established on 26 June 1981, after its formal inauguration by the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi.
- Veterinary College, Bikaner: The College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner is a constituent college of Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner. This college was established on 16 August 1954
The main reason why abolishing AIBVT has been opposed by the elite veterinary colleges is beacause the AIBVT was a test that stood the test of time and was a pure standadrd for veterinary candidates. The colleges feel that even though the NEET which has replaced AIBVT will fair quite well, it can’t produce the same kind of nostalgia produced by AIBVT.