Uncertainty ends as pvt colleges reach seat-sharing agreement with govt

Uncertainty ends as pvt colleges reach seat-sharing agreement with govt

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-06-23 20:36 Bengaluru: The imbroglio surrounding the CET seat-sharing matrix ended on Thursday, with the Karnataka Professional Colleges’ Foundation (KPCF) reaching an agreement with the state government over seat-sharing and the fee structure.The KPCF has agreed to share 40pc of medical UG seats and 35pc of dental UG seats with the state government for allotment through KEA. As per the agreement, fee has been hiked by around 30pc compared with last year.With the agreement, around 750 MBBS and 1,400 dental seats will be available for government CET students.Experts feel that the fee hike would not hurt the students much, as they have to pay Rs70,000 for an MBBS seat and Rs45,000 for a dental seat, which is still less compared with neighbouring states.But it is the merit students from all-India quota who are the biggest losers. These students need to get a good ranking in the NEET to secure a seat in a private medical/ dental college, following which they have to shell out Rs5,75,000 for MBBS seat per year and Rs3,90,000 for the BDS course.But private colleges justified the hike saying the cost of imparting medical education had increased.As per the agreement, the modalities of admission shall include only two rounds of counselling both by COMEDK as well as CET, to be supervised by the Overseeing Committee constituted by the government and headed by a retired HC judge. The fee structure for the year 2016-17 is as follows: MBBSA) Rs70,000 per student coming through the merit route of KEAB) Rs5,75,000 for a student coming through the merit route of COMEDK BDSa) Rs45,000 for a student coming through the merit route of KEAb) Rs3,90,000 for a student coming through the merit route of COMEDK