COMED-K assigns ranks

Results to be out today at 9.30 am

The results will be published on http://www.comedk.org by 9.30 am on Tuesday. All the 42,214 students, who took the test for engineering courses (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects), have been assigned ranks. But only 6,609 or 26 per cent of 25,548 candidates, who appeared for medical/dental streams, are eligible for the seat selection process, likely to be held in the first week of July.

A S Srikanth, Chief Executive, COMED-K, said they were hoping to start the counselling for medical/dental streams in the first week of July 2011, provided the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) completed its seat selection process before that. The Medical Council of India, the apex body for medical courses in the country, has fixed July 31, 2011, as the last date for completing the admission process for medical/dental streams. The last date for engineering courses is August 31, 2011, as set by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Asked about the dip in the number of students eligible for engineering courses, Dr S Kumar, Executive Secretary, COMED-K, said changes in the question pattern was the reason. “We made a conscious attempt to change the question paper pattern because some coaching centres were exploiting the loopholes to ensure favourable results for their students. Students from outside Karnataka were benefiting from this,” Dr Kumar said.

On the eligibility of all candidates for the engineering stream, Kumar said only those candidates who had cleared the qualifying examination had appeared for the COMED-K test. Hence, even if a student scored one mark in the entrance test, he/she was assigned the rank, he said.

The successful candidates will choose, as per their ranks, a total of 19,816 seats in medical/dental, engineering, and architecture streams. Of the successful candidates, only 37 per cent in the engineering stream are from Karnataka, whereas 43 per cent students assigned ranks in medical/dental streams are from the State.

Eight out of the first 10 rank-holders in the engineering stream are from Karnataka, while nine out of the top 10 students in medical/dental streams are from the State. The first rank in medical/dental stream was bagged by Prerana N, a resident of Sundarnagar Gokula, Bangalore. The first rank in the engineering stream went to Arjun Rao from Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The centralised counselling will be held at the NMKRV College for Women, Jayanagar. The seat selection process will not be conducted anywhere else.

COMED-K UGET

* No of applicants: 68,363
* No of applicants from Karnataka: 18,136
* No of applicants from outside the State: 50,227
* 15,568 successful candida­tes in enginee­ring stream are from the State
* 2,813 successful candidates in medical/dental streams are from the State
* Eight out of the first 10 and 86 out of the top 100 rank-holders in engineering are from the State
* Nine out of the first 10 and 73 out of the 100 toppers in me­dical/dental are from the State

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