The students of North Karnataka districts and Hyderabad Karnataka region could be spared of the trouble of going all the way for CET counselling to get admission for engineering and medical courses. The state government has decided to set up CET counselling centres in Dharwad-Hubli and also at Gulbarga.
Commissioner of Pre-University Education Shridhar Hegde along with CET administrative officer S P Kulkarni visited a few places in Dharwad-Hubli on Sunday to select the location of CET counselling centres. He visited IT Park in Tirakaramanakere near swimming pool in Hubli, SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad and University of Agricultural Sciences in Dharwad.
The team will also visit Gulbarga for the purpose. Speaking to Business Standard S G Hegde said the idea was to enable the students attend the counselling at a nearby place instead of travelling all the way to Bangalore. The students will be free to opt for any counselling centre-Bangalore, Dharwad/Hubli, Gulbarga. The move will avoid rush at Bangalore CET cell besides saving money, time and energy for the parents.
“We are visiting different places and having a look at the infrastructure and other facilities. The final location is not yet decided” Hegde said.
The Karnataka government and private colleges have fixed the seat-sharing formula at 50:50 for engineering and 42:58 for medical courses. The CET has been done away with for dental, Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathy courses from this academic year. Admissions will be based on Class 12 or PUC marks.
The fee structure has come down for engineering courses, while it is unaltered for medical courses. In the 50:50 engineering seat ratio, 25 per cent would be kept for poor and meritorious students. The fee for them is Rs 15,000. The remaining 25 per cent of seats will have Rs 25,000 fees same as last year.
In minority institutions, 20 per cent government engineering seats are allotted for poor and meritorious students with fee of Rs 15,000 and another 20 per cent for Rs 25,000. The rest would be given to managements. In non-minority colleges, 50 per cent seats will go to managements. NRI quota will be decided by the Supreme Court.