Govt plans single CET

Govt plans single CET

The State government is contemplating introducing a single Common Entrance Test (CET) for admissions to medical, dental and engineering courses in both government and private institutions from the forthcoming year.

Releasing the CET 2009 results on Monday Higher Education Minister Aravind Limbavali said, “Consortium of Medical Engineering Dental colleges-Karnataka(COMED-K) will be contacted by a team of government official to ensure that a single CET will be conducted by the KEA.”
He indicated that the government will have its round of talks with the private institutions.

It may be recalled that Medical Education Minister in March has announced the scrapping of CET for Dental courses.      On the fee subsidy he said, “Students taking up engineering courses through CET can avail a subsidy of six percent on education loans up to Rs five lakh from nationalised banks.”

 A number of private entreprenuers are willing to sponsor students studying engineering courses. “A committee will be constituted to facilitate the sponsorship of education,” Limbavali said. He said, a high-level committee will be constituted to look into the issue of infrastructure at engineering colleges. On fee reimbursement for engineering students, he said, “About Rs 34 crore has been released to the Finance Department to reimburse the fee. The Finance Department will monitor the conditions and sanction the money at the earliest.”

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