CET counselling begins

92 physically challenged candidates deemed eligible on day one

Out of nearly 350 applications received by the Karnataka Examinations Authority, only 128 candidates appeared for the physical examination, and finally, 92 applicants were deemed eligible.

Public Relations Officer of the KEA, Narasimha Murthy said, “A number of applicants with minor or no disability turn up each year with medical certificates, and this year was no different. Such applicants are allowed to apply during the casual round of counselling.”
A team of doctors from the government hospitals such as Victoria and Bowring verified the medical certificates.

As per the CET regulations a candidate must at least have 40 per cent disablilty.
A total of 157 engineering, 13 medical, three dental and a solitary Homoeopathy seat were up for grabs on the first day.

However, the KEA authorities said that seats for Ayurveda were not included as they had not received the seat matrix yet.

The administrative officer of the KEA, S P Kulkarni said, “We have not received the seat matrix for Ayurveda yet, as the Ayurvedic Council of India has not approved it.” But he expressed confidence that the students will be absorbed during the casual round of counselling.


The counselling for special categories will continue till June 9, followed by the general category. Counselling for NCC cadets will be on Friday, followed by counselling for the sports category on June 8. Counselling will be held for 66 seats in the NCC category with an additional 47 seats in the sports quota.

Assumes charge

Meanwhile, Executive Director S Shankara Narayana has taken charge of the KEA from S G Hegde. Shankara Narayana will also function as Commissioner of the Karnataka Pre-University Education Department.

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