Students in confusion after pvt colleges renege on promised CET seat matrix

Students in confusion after pvt colleges renege on promised CET seat matrix

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-06-11 09:43 Bengaluru: The decision of the private medical and dental colleges’ association to not surrender their seats for government quota students as agreed upon has led to panic among CET seat aspirants.The seat allotment process is scheduled to begin on June 14, but with the sudden turn of events officials at the KEA are not sure whether the process will get underway.According to officials at the Medical Education Department and KEA, the calendar of events was confirmed after private medical and dental colleges’ association signed a consensual agreement agreeing to the seat matrix and fee structure.  As per the agreement, fees were supposed to see a 10pc hike while the seat matrix would remain the same, with the colleges surrendering 40�f their intake to the government CET students.But the private colleges did a U-turn, following the Centre’s NEET ordinance. Now, the colleges say that they will admit only NEET students. They also want the state government to implement the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Determination of Fee) Act, 2006. As per the act 50pc of the seats in private colleges should be reserved for SC/ST and OBC students while the fee would be decided by the fee fixation committee headed by a retired high court judge.But Higher Education Minister TB Jayachandra said there would not be any change in the calendar of events and seemed confident on resolving the issue.The government is expected to lose around 800 medical and 1,500 dental seats if the private colleges don’t relent.