BE, MBBS seats: No takers for disabled quota

BE, MBBS seats: No takers for disabled quota

As many as 1,406 seats of various undergraduate professional courses under the physically handicapped (PH) category remained unfilled after the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) completed the real allotment process.

Thirty-eight MBBS, 24 BDS, 1,325 BE, eight ISM&H, and 11 architecture seats under the PH category will be on offer when the casual vacancy round begins on August 5.

These seats are likely to be offered to other students if PH candidates don’t come forward to pick them. In such a scenario, 38 vacant MBBS seats will be up for grabs.

Hardly any MBBS seat is available under the regular categories after the KEA conducted the real allotment process. 

Only a fcw seats may be added to the matrix if students surrender them after July 31. Hence, MBBS seats under PH category would be in demand. Interestingly, no MBBS seat is left under any other special category.

DD payment

Students who accept seats allotted to them can pay the stipulated fees in the form of demand drafts (DDs) and collect the admission orders at the respective helpline centres till July 30.

Meanwhile, students who have accepted seats allotted to them have been collecting admission orders from the KEA. As of Saturday, a total of 20,842 students have paid the stipulated fees.  Of them, 19,715 have collected the admission orders; the rest are to fulfill other procedures. 

According to KEA, as many as 18,016 students collected admission orders in engineering, 1,308 in MBBS, 123 in dental, 140 in Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H) and 128 in architecture. 

These students will have to report to colleges by July 31. They also need to confirm by logging on to their account on, whether they have joined the college or not. If they fail to do so, the seat allotted to them will be cancelled, KEA said.

Comed-K counselling 

A total of 640 seats were picked by students on the third day of the first round of Comed-K counselling for engineering courses. 

Of the 1,950 students scheduled to attend the counselling, only 666 turned up. As many as 17,018 seats were available before counselling started on Saturday. At the end of the day, the total was reduced to 16,378, Comed-K Chief Executive, A S Srikanth, said.

Interestingly, all the seats were selected under General Merit category. No seat was selected under Christi an/Tulu/Konkani Minority categories (only Karnataka candidates are eligible).

In three days since the counselling began, 1,843 students have picked seats. The number of seats available for counselling on Monday is as follows: GM: 16,102; Christian Minority: 162; Tulu: 60; Konkani: 54. Most seats will be on offer in Mechanical (3,038) followed by Electronics and Communication (3,297), Computer Science (3,210), Information Science (1,885), Civil (1,826), and Electrical and Electronics (1,269).

Final round

The second and final round of Comed-K counselling for medical and dental courses will be held on August 13. 

The final round for engineering programmes will be held from August 25 to 31 (including on Sunday, August 26). The final round for architecture is scheduled for August 31 (2 pm onwards).

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