6,050 seats taken in stage I counselling

6,050 seats taken in stage I counselling

Highest number of seats allotted in the engineering stream

A total of 6,050 seats have been allotted in the first stage of casual vacancy round in the online counselling for undergraduate professional courses.

The highest number of seats (5,585) were allotted in the engineering stream.
As many as 173 seats were allotted in Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H), followed by 166 in dental, 77 in medical, and 49 in architecture stream, the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) said.

The number of un-allotted seats is 6,087. Engineering has 5,789 un-allotted seats, architecture 139, dental 102, medical 39, and ISM&H 18.

Students belonging to different reserved categories, except General Merit (GM) alone, were eligible to take part in the first stage of the counselling held from August 3 to 5.
As many as 11,229 seats were available in this stage. Besides, 90 cancelled seats were added. The total number of additional seats was 110.

According to the KEA, 8,28,353 options were entered by 20,184 students during the option entry process.

Among them were 18,787 who had gone for choice 2 in the admission round. The remaining (1,361) were those who had rejected the seats allotted to them earlier.
The total number of students who retained their seats was 14,168. As many as 13,279 engineering students retained their seats, followed by 463 medical, 234 dental, 168 ISM&H, and 24 architecture. The number of students who have not been allotted any seats is 4,865.

For the second stage scheduled to begin on August 16, GM and other candidates, other than those who might be allotted seats under special categories later, are eligible.
Seats which remain unfilled under various general categories in the first stage will be available in the second stage. In addition, unfilled seats
under special categories, if any, will be converted into GM category and offered to students.

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