- CET 2007
Counselling for Comed-K begins
The Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (Comed-K) will begin its first round of counselling for under-graduate medical and dental courses on Thursday, at NMKRV Mangala Mantapa, Jayanagar III block.
CET admissions from May 30
The race for admission to government quota seats in professional colleges will commence at the CET Cell from Wednesday with the seat selection process for candidates belonging to the physical disabled category. Medical examination will be conducted by the Medical Board and the eligible candidates will be allowed to select medical, dental, Indian System of Medicine (ISM) and Homeopathy and engineering seats in order of merit on Wednesday. As many as 13 medical, 2 dental, 6 ISM and Homeopathy and 134 engineering seats are in the offing.
CET topper thanks teachers
Venkatesh Srinivas Kaulgud, a native of Hubli, has made the city proud by bagging the first rank in engineering in the Karnataka CET held on May 9. The results were announced on Friday.A student of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva PU College in Alike, Dakshina Kannada district, Venkatesh is all set to pursue a career in engineering.
Results prove CET rankings far from preserve of the rich
The CET results declared on Friday show that clearing this test — and with distinction — is not something restricted to students belonging to the richer sections of society.A newspaper agent’s son, V Vinay, can score second position in the medical stream, while Kishor B Bhattad from one of the most backward districts of the State, Bagalkot, can bag the sixth position in the same stream — and without any coaching, to boot.
PU chief not consulted
The Commissioner for Pre University Education, Mr S G Hegde, who also heads the CET cell, is surprised and also somewhat peeved that the committee did not bother to interact with him or officials in the department before finalising its report.
Moily slams CET ban plan
The Eduvision Committee constituted by the government to prepare a perspective plan from pre primary to pre university level, has stirred up a hornet’s nest by recommending abolition of the CET and admitting students to professional courses on the basis of PU examination marks. Ramakrishna Upadhya and Gayathri Nivas present a series of interviews.Veerappa Moily is a household name as the architect of the Common Entrance Test, one of Karnataka’s most transparent examinations for admissions to higher education, once elusive to a vast majority. Mr Moily, former chief minister and currently Chairman of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission, introduced CET in 1994, which was also supported by the Supreme Court in the Unnikrishnan case.
No need for CET: Thimmappa
Former Vice Chancellor of Bangalore University and a distinguished academician, Dr M S Thimmappa feels that the CET has outlived its utility and there was a case for abolishing it altogether.“When it was started a decade ago, it certainly met some needs. There was a time when the pre university syllabus was not common throughout the state, the examinations conducted by the PU board perhaps did not come up to very high standards and a centralised test was needed to test the aptitude of students who came from diverse backgrounds. That’s not the case any more,” he argues.
CET question papers: As tamper-proof as they come
The rules for conduct of the CET-2007 are strict and come with detailed instructions to be followed by those responsible for the conduct of the test.If you are appearing for the CET this year, do not be surprised if the invigilator calls you just before the exam starts and asks you to verify for yourself that the security seal on the question paper packet is intact.
67,012 to take Comed-K entrance on May 6
The new seat sharing arrangement between the government and private managements this year provides a higher share of seats to management quota in private institutions, especially in medical and dental colleges, compared with previous years.As many as 67,012 students will be appearing for the Comed-K entrance test on Sunday from 104 centres across the State for admission to management-quota medical, dental and engineering seats in private professional colleges.
Get CET for 3 entrance tests
Setting the pace will be Comed-K’s Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET) on May 6 followed by the state Common Entrance Test (CET) on May 9 and the Karnataka Religious and Linguistic Minorities Professional Colleges Association’s UGET on May 13. And at stake are 47,000 seats in 200 medical, dental and engineering colleges across Karnataka.Amongst the three crucial tests, Comed-K’s UGET will have the highest number of students because the private colleges association allows non-Karnataka students too. But the state CET bars non-Karnataka students. For the first time in the country, students writing the Karnataka CET can log on to the net, take a printout of their admission ticket and write the test.
- 1.6 lk students to take CET on May 9 in Karnataka
About 1.6 lakh candidates will take this year’s Common Entrance Test. The single-day CET on May 9 will be held at 205 centres (56 in Bangalore) across the state.
While scanning the completed application forms, the CET Cell found that 125 applicants had not affixed the left-hand thumb impression and 18 forms did not carry the photograph of candidates.
More free seats for Engineering in CET
The Karnataka government has decided to increase the number of free seats to 26,000 from 21,000 for Engineering course in the CET, Minister for Higher Education D H Shankaramurthy said today.
CET scripts on the web to ensure transparency
In a new initiative, the CET Cell, from this year, will host the answer script of every student who has appeared for the entrance test on its website.
- CET mess solved at the cost of govt seats
The BJP-JD(S) coalition government may go down in history as the first government which has settled the annual CET imbroglio even before the battle began.
But a close look at facts reveals that successive governments have lost seats in the bargain. In a span of six years, the government quota has gone down by 45% in medical, 50% in dental and 30% in engineering courses.
Medical 60:40, dental 65:35
CET 2007 students can heave a sigh of relief. The private college managements and the state government on Thursday agreed for a seat-sharing ratio of 60:40 for MBBS and 65:35 for BDS courses for the academic year 2007-08.
CET: Final decision by Dec 10
Higher Education Minister D H Shankaramurthy on Friday expressed confidence that a final decision on holding a single Common Interest Test (CET) for professional courses from next academic year, will be taken by December 10.
CET Cell to get ‘authority’ status
Quite like the stop-and-shop concept, the government is turning the Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell into Karnataka Examinations Authority to hold fair and transparent entrance/aptitude tests for all private, corporate and even the government — for a price.
Govt, Comed-K agree on P-G seat-sharing
Paving the way for a smooth P-G medical and dental admissions next year, the state government and Comed-K on Monday agreed to share seats for 2007 admissions. As per the in-principle agreement, Comed-K will give 33% of its seats (both diploma and degree courses) to the state government to be filled under concessional fee category.
Computer Science emerges favourite
Here is some news for the IT sector in the State to cheer about. The sector, which time and again has been airing its dissatisfaction regarding the infrastructure in the State can take some solace from the fact that it will at least have some top human resource to choose from in the State. IT courses, for the second year in a row, has topped the preference list among CET aspirants.
CET Cell gives away unfilled seats
As many as 817 dental seats and six medical seats were handed over to private managements by the Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell on Friday as these seats had remained unfilled after the completion of the seat selection process. The seats were handed over to private colleges at the reconciliation meeting held in Bangalore. As many as 817 dental seats in 43 colleges had remained vacant or had been surrendered after the admission round and casual round of seat selection process at the CET Cell. Similarly, six medical seats had remained unfilled.
CET: Govt to find permanent solution by next year
Higher Education Minister D H Shankaramurthy on Monday expressed confidence that it would be possible for the Government to find a permanent solution to the Common Entrance Test (CET) imbroglio by the next academic year.
- Click to select engg course
Confused about choosing from 28 courses in 121 engineering colleges? Here’s a solution for over 20,000 students who will brave the CET/Comed-K seat-selection process.
CET in Kannada demanded
Cutting across party lines, members in the Legislative Council on Friday urged Primary and Secondary Education Minister Basavaraj Horatti to introduce English language from Class I in Kannada medium schools. Some members also insisted on conducting Common Entrance Test (CET) for professional courses in Kannada.
CET’s kitty grows, colleges to surrender more seats to govt
The Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell’s quota of engineering seats at concessional fee is likely to further increase with around 20 private engineering colleges voluntarily deciding to surrender 85 per cent of their seats to the government.
- Houses vote CET Bill amid rancour
The Karnataka legislature on Friday passed the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee) Special Provisions Bill, 2006 — commonly known as CET Bill — amidst a walkout.
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