Technical staff to assist rural students in online counselling

In an effort to assist students from rural areas to familiarise themselves with online system of counselling for CET (Common Entrance Test) seats, the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has planned to depute technical staff at the various counselling centres.

The KEA, which recently approved a proposal to provide 50 computers each to all ten government engineering colleges in the State, said the move to depute technical staff follows the realisation that the most common problem faced by majority of students was their inability to enter options properly.

The computers will be partly used to help in assisting students, during the online counseling next year according to a KEA official. In addition, existing facilities at various PU colleges may also be strengthened to provide guidance during counseling, the official added. Out of nearly 1.3 lakh students who participated in the counseling, over 85,000 are from rural areas.

While a meeting of DTE and KEA to fine tune the online system will be held between December and January, the department is planning to get additional servers and routers to ensure the process is smooth, the official said.  

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