Ayurveda matrix still uncertain

While the seat matrix for Ayurveda is still not certain, fresh doubts have been cast over the availability of several hundred medical seats too.

However, there were some positives as a majority of the seats that were on offer for for Homoeopathy, Naturopathy and yoga were accepted by students.

The Public Relations Officer of the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), Narasimha Murthy said, “A large number of seats have been accepted by students, but this happens every year at the counselling stage. It remains to be seen if this token acceptance translates into admissions for homoeopathy and naturopathy and yoga.”

Murthy also said that the KEA is yet to receive the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)’s approval for the seat matrix.

“We have not received the matrix from AICTE. But we are likely to receive the seat matrix from the government for the engineering colleges on Wednesday,” he said.
Recently, seven private engineering colleges were reportedly approved  by the AICTE, sources said.

Meanwhile, to add to the AICTE delaying the seat matrix for engineering, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has reportedly refused to give permission  for academic year 2009-10 to four government medical colleges - in Bidar, Mandya, Raichur and Hassan. Although no official notice have been received yet by the respective colleges or the government, this could result in a further loss of seats.

The medical education secretary V Umesh also refused to confirm reports on the MCI denying permission for admission to the medical colleges on grounds of shortage of faculty.

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