Session on CET proves to be a big crowd puller

Aspiring doctors, engineers queue up for expert advice on the system

Session on CET proves to be a big crowd puller

The interactive session with Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) officials on the Common Entrance Test (CET) counselling, in particular, proved to be a big hit with both parents and students alike.

The audience listened with rapt attention as S P Kulkarni, Administrative officer of the Karnataka Examinations Authority, extolled the virtues of CET.

 “Unlike in other entrance tests, merit is the only criterion taken into account with CET. Students pay considerably lesser if they get in via CET,” he said.

He added that students will walk out with a seat within two hours of entering the KEA, and the procedure is simplified  -provided the students accepted the seats that they got.
The levels of concentration among members of the audience went a notch higher, as the officials from KEA got into the nitty-gritties.

Narasimha Murthy, Public relations officer of CET, explained the entire procedure and told the students about the documents and other details required at the time of admission. This was followed by a question and answer session that answered the doubts of those present.

It’s clearer now

Both parents and students appreciated the programme, and felt that the procedure seemed considerably clear after the interactive session. 

Vijayaraghavan, a parent, said, “We are walking out with more clarity about the procedure. We also know more about the colleges and the kind of placements, transport and other services that they offer.” His daughter, Deepa said, “Initially there was a lot of confusion over the procedure. But now I know what documents and details to carry with me.”

Nandan B R came all the way down from Hassan with his father, just for the event. He said “I intend to pursue mechanical engineering but my rank is a little low. I came to find about the options I have and also about other related courses.”

Dr S Kumar, the Executive Secretary of COMED-K and Principal of M S Ramaiah Medical College also addressed the audience, and spoke about the benefits of COMED-K.

“Fifty per cent of the seats are allocated through CET. Out of that, a further 50 per cent is reserved. But parents and students will not face that with COMED-K,” he explained.
Other sessions included a General Counselling session, a talk given on the prospects of engineering by Professor N S Narahari of R V College of Engineering, and a talk on loans by the officials of Corporation Bank.

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