Engineering seats: ComedK revises norms for 2nd extended round

Engineering seats: ComedK revises norms for 2nd extended round

'Allotment in this round will purely be based on general merit'

Following the orders of the Admission Overseeing Committee, ComedK has announced a revised procedure on its website for the second extended round.

On Saturday, the committee chaired by former judge of High Court of Karnataka Justice Anand Byrareddy had ordered that the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (ComedK) allow candidates who have accepted seats in the second round to take part in the new round.

Justice Byrareddy passed the order after several students and parents approached him saying that as they had not known there would be an extended round, it would be unfair if they could not participate.

On Sunday, ComedK withdrew its earlier notification which allowed only those who had not been allotted seats to take part in the round.  It said that it would follow the committee’s order and all those who took part in the second round were eligible to participate in the extended round.

Candidates who had accepted the allotted seat in the second round will be allowed to reorder, delete or add new options. They can only change higher order options, above that allotted to them. If they have already paid the fee in the college allotted in the second round, it will be adjusted towards the newly allotted college.

In the case of candidates who have not been allotted any seats in the second round, they can enter any number of options. Allotment in this round will purely be based on general merit. The schedule for option entry and further process will be uploaded on the website on Monday evening. The Committee has allowed ComedK time until August 5 to complete the procedures.
Parents complain

However, some parents are dissatisfied that even reserved seats will now be filled on basis of general merit.

“For my daughter, we applied through the Hyderabad-Karnataka quota. The provision exists for better representation from these regions. Now, all of a sudden, how can they say that there will be no reservation categories?” one parent asked.

Justice Byrareddy said that he would be holding a meeting with officials from ComedK on Monday to discuss this matter.

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