COMEDK counselling from Monday

COMEDK counselling from Monday

The Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) will conduct counselling for postgraduate medical and dental courses from April 21. The entrance examination, COMEDK PGET 2014, was held in February.

Clearing confusion over the schedule of the examination, COMEDK officials have stated in an official release that they would stick to their schedule. This comes in the wake of a High Court order that has directed private managements not to conduct admissions in violation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the State government.

COMEDK officials said the institutions part of the consortium have set apart 33 per cent of the seats in each group, including pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical courses, as per that MoU with the State government and hence they were going ahead with the counselling.
Recently, a section of the PG aspirants had filed a petition in the High Court against private medical colleges that were not setting aside seats for the government quota as agreed in the MoU.

On the first day, counselling will be conducted for dental courses, and on April 22 and 23, counselling for medical programmes will be held. On all days, it will be held from 8:30 am at NMKRV College in Bangalore. As many as 16,856 candidates applied for the medical entrance test (83 per cent attended). Among them, 7,587 have been declared eligible for seat selection.

For dental, 4,723 candidates applied (93 per cent appeared) out of which 3,711 will take part in the seat selection process. COMEDK has 311 medical seats and 230 dental seats for PG courses. For diploma, it is 76 and 4, respectively.

Documents required

Candidates have been asked to attend the counselling with 13 documents, all originals, as mentioned by the COMEDK.

Warning students against exam malpractices, the COMEDK officials have advised them to follow the norms: “It is only the candidates who have studied very hard for the entrance test, and no one else, and certainly not the touts and agents, who would face the adverse consequences leading to their professional life becoming totally miserable. The parents and the candidates are therefore advised to be extremely careful,” the official release from COMEDK stated.

The consortium has made it clear that it does not appoint any agent nor are there admission offices other than what is mentioned in the website.

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