Kodagu, Kerala, students throng KEA for counselling

Medical and engineering seat aspirants affected by floods in Kerala and Kodagu thronged the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) office on Saturday seeking one more opportunity for offline counselling.

Medical Education minister D K Shivakumar had clarified on Friday that the government cannot interfere in the admission process at this juncture.

Dr Mrunalini, a resident of Bengaluru and a parent of medical seat aspirant said, “We had been to our native near Mangaluru. Most of the roads to Bengaluru were blocked due to heavy rain and we were unable to reach the city on time for counselling. The government should relax the rules in an emergency situation like this.”

At least six students made such requests at the KEA. However the authority officials made it clear that theyw were helpless in the issue.

They offered students the option to attend dental and AYUSH counselling in the near future.

“Minister was very much clear in his statement. We cannot do anything at this time. There are some management seats available in medical courses,” said a senior KEA official.

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