Vacant engineering seats to be returned to managements

With glut in engineering seats this year too, the State government is all set to allow private engineering colleges to take back nearly 7,000 seats.

Sources in secretariat said that the government would be soon calling a reconciliation meeting of representatives of private colleges to discuss the vacant seats. The seats will have to be filled up as per the consensual agreement, it is said. 

The Supreme Court has directed that the admissions to engineering colleges should be completed by July 30 and the classes have to begin by August 15. The court has also directed that no more than two rounds should be held for counselling.

The Karnataka Examinations Authority has already completed first, second and the extended second round for allotting engineering seats. The seats for which there are no takers at present, would be surrendered to the managements, it is learnt. This process would have to be completed before August 15. There are nearly 65,000 engineering seats. 

Medical seats

However for medical seats, there is no cap on conducting counselling till the seats are exhausted. As many as 19 seats are yet to be filled, it is said. 

Till now, the process for filling seats under the Ayush stream has not begun since the seat matrix is not yet approved by the Central Council of Indian Medicine. 

Once the seats for Ayush courses are allotted, some more engineering seats may become vacant as there would be students who would shift from engineering to Indian medicine system, official sources said. 

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