Students who have cleared the second PU supplementary examination will now get an opportunity to prove their mettle. The government has allowed eligible second-year PU supplementary students to select seats in professional courses through the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).Reported by Times of India.
After a casual round of counselling, vacant engineering seats can be allotted to second-year PU supplementary students based on their eligibility, the government order said. If private colleges voluntarily give their seats to the CET, these seats can also be allotted to the students after counselling. The KEA also held a meeting with private college officials on Friday to discuss possibilities of seat surrender by the latter to the KEA. Once the seats are freed, the KEA will be able to accommodate second-year PU students.
KEA administration officer S P Kulkarni said 25 colleges on Friday have agreed to surrender their vacant engineering seats. “We expect more to follow,” Kulkarni said. “The total number of seats freed from these colleges will be around 300,” he said.
Around 70-80 colleges have asked for more time and they are likely to announce their decision on Saturday afternoon. “It was just a preliminary meeting. If the rest of the colleges decide to surrender their seats, the number will reach around 1500,” he explained.
According to him, the number of available government seats will be known after the completion of the casual round of counselling. There are around 4,064 eligible second-year PU students.
This trend clearly shows the craze of getting into engineering and other professional courses are declining and students are exploring new courses. This order helps only those professional colleges whose majority of seats are still vacant even after seat selection process.
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