35 Comed-K rank holders wrote test in 2011, too

35 Comed-K rank holders wrote test in 2011, too

Thirty-five students who received ranks from the Consortium of Medical, Engineering, and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (Comed-K) for admission to undergraduate professional courses this year, had written the test in 2011, too. Fifteen of them were even allotted seats.

The students had received confirmed allotment letters last year and chose medical seats. They wrote the Comed-K Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET) this year and are now seeking fresh admissions, according to A S Srikanth, Chief Executive, Comed-K.

In all, 35 of this year’s first 2,000 ran kholders had written the test last year too. The revelation came after a close scrutiny of this year’s rank holders.

“Their act raises a prima facie suspicion of malafide intentions and attempted fraudulent activities,” Srikanth said on Friday. The matter has been brought to the notice of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) and the Medical Council of India (MCI), he said.

The students will be interrogated and seats selected by them would be subject to the outcome of the investigation and decision taken by the statutory authorities, Srikanth said.

The students are Ajit Kumar, Amarjit Kumar, Anuj Kumar Maurya, Gajender Kumar Kumawat, Girish Bhardwaj, Imran Khan, Karan Kumar, Kumar Gaurav, Manoj Kumar Mehta, Nitish Kumar Patel, Rajeev Ranjan, Ranjit Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar Singh, Shabab Azmi, and Vinay Kumar.

Nine of them secured better ranks than last year. Six, however, ended up securing lower ranks this year, Srikanth explained. Kumawat got the highest rank, 113 against 511 in 2011.

As per rules, once a student writes the entrance test and is allotted a seat in the counselling, he/she cannot appear for the exam again.

The Comed-K counselling for medical and dental courses will be conducted on July 21 and 22. Engineering counselling will be held from July 26 to August 9.

The process will be held at Mangala Mantapa, NMKRV College, 3rd Block, Jayanagar, Near South End Circle.

Comed-K conducts the written test to select students for 40 per cent of seats in medical, 45 per cent in dental, and 30 per cent in engineering colleges.

As many as 9,135 students will compete for 695 medical seats in 12 colleges and 748 dental seats in 25 colleges. The number of eligible students in engineering is 45,185.

There will be 18,124 engineering seats in 148 colleges.

Counselling will start at 8 am each day. A separate session will be held for those who come late.

The move comes after the Comed-K was criticised for barring late-coming students, including a few toppers, from attending the postgraduate counselling earlier this year.

Students should bring only original certificates, along with a set of attested photocopies.

The annual tuition fee to be paid at the counselling is Rs 3,57,500 for medical, Rs 2.53 lakh for dental, and Rs 50,000 for engineering courses. Students who report to colleges within the due date after selecting medical/dental seats cannot attend the second/final round of counselling.

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