KEA to conduct seat allotment round for repeaters

9,227 seats vacant after extended counselling

KEA to conduct seat allotment round for repeaters

The State government has decided to conduct yet another round of allotment of seats for the benefit of those students who have cleared the II PU supplementary exam, the results for which were announced recently.

Announcing this on Wednesday, Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) officials said there are as many as 9,227 seats still vacant, after the extended round of counselling.
Ironically, the KEA took up the extended round of counselling to fill the 8,772 vacant seats at the end of the second round of counselling. With some students opting out of CET counselling and a few seats being surrendered by the college managements, the number of vacant seats has now increased.

The KEA officials said as per the orders of the Supreme Court in the Parshwanath Charitable Trust case, they had time till August 15 to fill up the vacant seats. As per the decision for this supplementary seat allotment, all those who have cleared the supplementary exam held this year for II PU and have appeared for CET will be eligible for this round.

Those who have passed the supplementary exam in CBSE or CICSE would have to submit a photocopy of their class XII marks card, along with their CET admission ticket numbers, to the KEA office on or before August 2. The candidates interested in participating in this round will have to get their documents verified in any of the helpline centres for option entry of KEA.

More details are available on KEA’s official website www.kea.kar.nic.in. The document verification will begin at 9 am on August 4 and will go on up to 9 pm on August 6. The seat allotments will be announced on August 7 by 9 am. Candidates would have to secure the admission orders before August 8 and report to colleges by that day.

More bungling

The official statement by KEA, at the end of the second round of counselling, mentions the number of vacant seats as 8,776. It does not account for the four missing seats in engineering. At the end of the second round of counselling, there were 8,776 seats remaining in engineering (8,730 plus 46 super numerary quota seats).

On Wednesday, however, after the announcement of the allotment list of the extended round of counselling, the number of seats had dropped to 8772. KEA administrative officer S P Kulkarni told Deccan Herald that the seats were 8,772 from the beginning. When asked about the earlier official statement released by KEA, announcing 8,776 remaining seats, Kulkarni said, “It was a mistake.”

As many as 50 seats of Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary (intake increased from 100 to 150) have been granted approval by the Medical Council of India. The government, in co-ordination with the KEA, will conduct counselling for these extra seats after August 5, said Medical Education Minister Sharanprakash Patil. He said that an additional one seat in Father Muller College, Mangalore and a few seats in ESI College, Gulbarga are also expected to be added tho this pool.

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