Meeting on fee fixation remains inconclusive

No consensus between govt, private college managements

Meeting on fee fixation remains inconclusive

Yet another meeting between managements of private colleges and the State government on fixation of fee for engineering courses remained inconclusive on Tuesday.

“The colleges have expressed their demands and we have put forth our concerns. The management representatives said they would discuss it with their association and get back to us,” Deshpande told mediapersons here after the meeting. The date for the next meeting was yet to be decided, he added. The minister, government officials and representatives of managements of private colleges were present in the meeting.

Meanwhile, Medical Education Minister Dr Sharan Prakash Patil said that the government would hold its first round of counselling before COMEDK holds the second round.

The COMEDK counselling for postgraduate medical and dental seats began prior to that by the government since the government is awaiting a Supreme Court verdict, without which it cannot proceed with the admission process. COMEDK has given the option of surrendering seats for the students who have taken a seat in the first round of counselling and want to opt for a government seat. The fee amount will also be refunded. However, the choice would have to be exercised before COMEDK begins its second round of seat selection process.

Deadline extended

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has given some more time to submit relevant certificates for applicants claiming Hyderabad-Karnataka quota for PGET medical, dental counselling for 2014-15.

According to the KEA officials, candidates who have attended the document verification process for admission to PG medical/ dental courses, but have failed to produce relevant certificate for Hyderabad-Karnataka quota have been given time till May 3, 2014, to submit the same, by mentioning their PGET application number.

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