Two new medical colleges increase number of CET seats

Two new medical colleges increase number of CET seats

Medical seats from two new medical colleges, BGS Global Medical College and Sridevi Institute of Medical Sciences, Tumkur, have been added to the CET seat matrix.

Under the government quota, there are 60 new seats each from these two colleges, adding a total of 120 extra seats to the matrix on July 6. This brings the total number of seats available currently for Medicine to 2,214. There are 228 more seats to be added out of the 2,442 seats available for the course this academic year.

Higher Education Department Principal Secretary Rajneesh Goel said 95 per cent of candidates had entered their options as on Saturday. Out of the 71,780 candidates, a total of 70,171 candidates have registered, of whom 66,816 have entered their options. There have been 3.96 lakh options entered till now. As for medical, there are 2,094 seats.

In the special category which includes sports, NCC, Anglo-Indian, Jammu and Kashmir, Scouts and Guides, Physically Handicapped, Defence, ex-Defence and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), there are 108 seats available for medical, 42 for dental and 2,004 for engineering courses.

The Karnataka Examination Authority has asked students applying under the ex-Central Armed Police Forces quota — including the Central reserve Police Force, the Central Industrial Security Force, the Border Security Force, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, and the Sashastra Seema Bal — to furnish the relevant certificates on or before 11 am on July 9.

Officials said it could be sent either in the PDF format to the KEA’s Administrative Officer by email or faxed to 080-23461576. It can also be handed over in person to the Administrative Officer at the KEA office in Malleswaram in the City.

At NMKRV College in Bangalore where the Comed-K counselling is in progress, a total of 1,042 students were present for counselling out of the 2,550 candidates scheduled. The number of seats allocated in all on the second day of engineering counselling amounted to 992.

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