Delay likely in counselling for Engg

Delay likely in counselling for Engg

AICTE has released the list of approved colleges, but is yet to indicate the course-wise intake.

Officials in the Department of Higher Education said that last year's experience had deterred them from going ahead with counselling as scheduled.

Last year, the government, went ahead with counselling despite not receiving the course-wise intake from AICTE. However, during counselling, the government was left scrambling to admit students who were allotted seats in unapproved courses.

"Thankfully, there were additional vacancies created in another college, and we were able to admit students in that college", said an official.

Last week, the AICTE released a list of 140 colleges from the State, who have received extension of approval, but there is no word from AICTE on the course-wise intake.

Another 40 colleges are yet to receive approval from AICTE, and this list includes several prominent colleges in Bangalore.

Higher Education department officials said that AICTE is scheduled to meet on June 28 to approve intake in colleges. However, as per the schedule prepared by the Karnataka Examination Authority, engineering counselling is set to begin on June 27."We will wait till June 28, so a delay is likely", said an official.

Counselling for Med seats

Counselling for medical and dental seats continued on Tuesday, and is scheduled to go on for the next three days. While all medical seats in the general category were exhausted on Monday, seats in the reserved category were  exhausted on Tuesday.

Seat availability

Students can now avail seat availability details online through SMS on request. To get seat details, SMS in the following format: CET to 92433 55223. For instance, to get the seat availability status at Bangalore Medical College, for course with code M(MBBS),  and for General merit category(Code:GM), SMS: CET 01 M GM. College codes are available on the KEA website

Seat matrix

The opening status of medical and dental seats as follows

1G        0        19
1K        0        2
1R        0        4
2AG        0        77
2AK        0        5
2AR        0        17
2BG        0        16
2BK        0         2
2BR        0        4
3AG        0        17
3AK        0        2
3AR        0        4
3BG        0        22
3BK        0        2
3BR        0        6
AGL        0        0
D        0        2
GM        0        99
GMK        0        18
GMR        0        50
NCC        0        0
PH        0        0
S-G        1        2
SCG        47        91
SCK        7         5
SCR        19        17
SPO        0         1
STG        0        18
STK        0        1
STR        4        4
XD        0        0

TOTAL        78        507

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