Pvt managements say all seats on offer through test

COMED-K UGET test will be held on Sunday in 106 centres

Pvt managements say all seats on offer through test

COMED-K had unanimously rejected the consensual agreement which was ‘offered’ by the State government for seat sharing in engineering. It is yet to sign the same for medical seats.

“With the consensual agreement still under scrutiny, we are announcing all the seats in our engineering, medical and dental colleges under the COMED-K entrance examination,” informed the Executive Secretary for COMED-K, Dr S Kumar.

The COMED-K Under Graduate entrance test (UGET) 2011 will be conducted on May 8 between 10 am and 4.30 pm for 1,415 medical seats, 1,580 dental seats and 59,735 engineering seats across the State, pending the outcome of the consensual agreement for both engineering and medical seats.

The entrance examination will be conducted in 106 centres across the State, including 79 centres in Bangalore and the rest of the 27 across the other districts in Karnataka.

Answer keys

Announcing the dates for the entrance exam, the COMED-K officials stated that the answer keys to the exams will be announced on their website immediately after the conclusion of the examination for students to gauge their performance in each of the three entrance papers.

As many as 68,377 applicants have expressed their interest and enrolled for this year’s COMED-K entrance test. A jump of nearly 1,955 students as compared to last year. However, the number of applicants from Karnataka has shown no signs of increase with only 19, 272 students applying for the seats on offer in the COMED-K entrance.

Last year, as many as 16,867 students had applied for the same number of seats from the State.   The highest number of applicants, from outside Karnataka, for the UGET this year has been from Bihar where 13,518 have applied for the engineering, medical and dental seats. Bangalore City will be hosting nearly 51,424 students this year along with 11 other cities being the centre for the rest of the students.

Separate squads

To avoid any paper leaks during the entrance examinations, the COMED-K has deputed 50 to 90 officials for each test centre and will have their own separate squads for inspection.

“A five-member test design committee has been formed for each subject for preparing the paper and packing it in a systematic format before dispatching it to the centres,” said Kumar.
 
‘Govt not keen on signing seat sharing pact’

The State government has shown no initiative in trying to move forward on the consensual agreement for the medical seats in the State, COMED-K chairman M R Jayaram said during the announcement of the dates for the COMED-K UGET, here on Friday.

“The State government has not evinced any interest in signing the seat sharing agreement with the COMED-K following the initial round of talks,” he told mediapersons, reports DHNS from Bangalore.

With the controversy of the consensual agreement for engineering seats still to be resolved, indicating that the COMED-K will now await the outcome of the entire issue, Jayaram said that they will take up the matter on the medical seat-sharing  agreement when it comes.

“We will take it (consensual agreement) at that point of time (after the seat-sharing debacle is resolved),” the chairman said. The members of COMED-K stated that they were unaware of the content of the Padmaraj Committee report, which is yet to be released by the State government.

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