KEA releases list of candidates for govt seats

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) on Wednesday announced the list of selected candidates for government seats based on the first round of counselling for professional courses.

A total of 61,845 seats have been allotted across various courses available for admission through the Common Entrance Test (CET). As many as 69,641 students took part in the first round of counselling by entering 46.71 lakh various options for seat selection.
Candidates entered options for seats between July 2 and July 9.

The allotment of seats through KEA counselling is held for seats notified by the government.

As per this list, there were 59,581 seats available for engineering, 549 for architecture, 2,214 for medical, 795 for dental, 1,720 for BSc agriculture, 60 for veterinary sciences, 333 for BTech (Food) and 59 for BTech (Ag).

All the seats were filled in the first round except for 3,464 engineering seats and two architecture seats. The remaining seats will be added to the seat pool for the second round of counselling.

Also, as many as 7,795 students failed to get any seat allotted as the options they had entered did not match with the seats available for their ranking. In all, there are 3,466 seats remaining after the first round of counselling.

Officials in the KEA hinted at a third round of counselling in case at least 40 per cent of students confirmed their seats based on the first round. “That way, the number of candidates for the second round will go down and the dates can be crunched to make space for another round within the stipulated schedule,” the official said.
High cut-offs

For medical seats, the cut-off for general merit in Bangalore Medical College was 129. The next was Mysore Medical College where the cut-off was 282, followed by 367 in KIMS and 393 in MSMRC, Bangalore.

Electronics and communication, electronics and electricals and mechanical engineering were among the top preferred courses. There were many takers for civil engineering, too, this year. In RV College, the cut-off for electronics and communication was 68, while the same at PESIT was 171. One had to get a rank within 800 to get these much-pursued courses in popular colleges in the State.

The managements too have been very happy with the response this year. “The rate at which the seats were filled is much higher this year,” said the principal of an engineering college in the City.

The much-debated issue of extra fee charged by private engineering colleges is likely to see a resolution from the government’s end on Thursday.

List of colleges

According to sources in the Higher Education Department, the government is contemplating fixing the limit at Rs 10,000 for all colleges. However, only 10 per cent of colleges with extraordinary infrastructure will be allowed to charge more fee and the government has prepared a list of such colleges, which will be announced by Thursday.
Colleges in the City, meanwhile, have fixed their extra fee at a minimum Rs 25,000. “It will differ from college to college. Some colleges are charging more than this,” said a member in the board of management of one of the top colleges in the City.

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