Admissions: Tense time for Karnataka's medical students

Karnataka’s students now have only two options before them. Either forgo the choice 1 seat if it is allotted in the first round and await the results of deemed universities or take up the seats allotted by the KEA. DH file photo for representation.

Thousands of medical seat aspirants in Karnataka are at a risk of losing lakhs of rupees in fees as this could be forfeited if they wait for the results of their admissions to all-India insitututes (such as AIIMS) and deemed universities.

Students, who are aspiring for a seat in the all-India institutes and deemed universities across the country, are in a fix. These students, who have availed a seat in the counselling process conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority, must report to colleges latest by Friday failing which they will lose seats. The last date for payment of fee is Thursday.

These medical aspirants have also paid Rs 2,05,000 as security deposit to participate in the counselling process conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee for deemed and all-India institutes.

Karnataka’s students now have only two options before them. Either forgo the choice 1 seat if it is allotted in the first round and await the results of deemed universities or take up the seats allotted by the KEA.

In the procedure lie a few hassles, explain parents. “If we choose to risk and wait for deemed counselling results, we will still have to pay the fee here for medical colleges. This is non-refundable. We will lose a year’s fee,” said Dr Chandrashekar, a parent of one of the students from Mysuru.

If one chooses a seat allotted by MCC, the Rs 2,05,000 registration fee will be adjusted with the tuition fee. “Should we reject it, money will be forfeited,” said Tara, a parent.

Torn between seat in hand and a seat at a top university

Amount paid at security deposit with the MCC: Rs 2.05 lakh

Last date for payment of fee for first round counselling: July 19

Last date for these students to report to college: July 20

Why the delay

July 10: All students who took NEET exam in Tamil will get extra 196 marks on 720, ruled Madras High Court on July 10. By this time, the first round of counselling was completed for all-India quota seats.

July 16: CBSE moved SC against the Madras High Court decision.

Counselling had to be kept in abeyance after this.

Notice on MCC site

All the participating candidates/institutes/colleges/universities of Online Undergraduate (MBBS and BDS) Courses Counselling 2018 are hereby informed that in compliance with directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Madras, Madurai Bench ... online undergraduate counselling for the session 2018 including the declaration of 2nd round result will be kept in abeyance till further orders.

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