Students left in the lurch after AICTE cuts down seats

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) had withdrawn approval for a few courses in four engineering colleges a few weeks ago.

PES Institute of Technology, BLDEA College of Engineering, Bijapur, Channabasaveshwara Institute of Technology, Gubbi and CMR Institute of Technology are some of the institutes which had come under the AICTE axe.

However, Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)  had allotted seats for nearly 50 students before the notification about the withdrawal came out. The accreditation for courses were removed as the colleges already had crossed the upper limit of intake set by the Apex body.
When Deccan Herald contacted the officials of PES Institute of Technology, they said that Higher Education Department officials are trying to resolve the crisis.

"We are waiting for intimation from higher education department officials about the issue," said KN Balasubramanya Murthy, principal of PES Institute of Technology.  

No updates

The officials of KEA said they have not yet received any updates from AICTE or Higher Education department.

"Students can appear for casual round of engineering counselling on August 31. We hope that the crisis gets resolved soon. We are also helpless," said S P Kulkarni, administrative officer, KEA.

Counselling for GM/reserved students

The casual vacancy round of counselling for 72 medical and 574 dental seats was conducted at the KEA office on Thursday. Counselling will be held for general merit and all reserved category candidates on Friday. Nearly 40 medical seats and 570 dental seats are available for general merit students.

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