The government’s share of seats in the CET has been gradually decreasing over the years. It was 85:15 in 1994-95 but is now reduced to 40:60 (medical). Private college managements are expected to petition the education secretariat on not giving up any medical/dental seat to the government for next year’s UG admissions.
The govt in 2007 had increased the salaries of teaching staff in government medical and dental colleges. Now, the private colleges too must hike the salaries to retain staff. Each college will have to bear an additional burden of Rs 3 crore.
The government got an extra 5% seats in Engineering colleges in 2009, in turn 25% these seats will be reserved for the poor and meritorious students. Needless to say the government will have its own criteria of determining who is poor.
To summarize the ratio of seats in Unaided colleges (private, non-minority) are stated as follows
Government quota in Government colleges
Government quota in Private unaided colleges
45% (non-minority), 45% (minority)
40% (non-minority), 25% (minority)
35% (non-minority), 25% (minority)
2008-09 Break-Up Of Seats
Medical (36 Colleges)
All India Quota
Dental (40 Colleges)
All India Quota
Engineering (138 Colleges)
All India Quota
History of Engineering Fees in Karnataka
Engineering colleges want the fees to be linked to the infra structure provided in the colleges.
Under government quota in private colleges, the fee has been increased to Rs 35,000 for colleges within Bangalore city limits (about 60 private colleges). For the rest of the engineering colleges in Karnataka, the fee would remain at Rs 32,000.
Private unaided colleges to charge Rs 35,000 for govt quota
Private unaided colleges to charge Rs 125,000 under college quota
15% NRI/other seats will have no cap on fee
45% of BE seats will be filled via CET
55% will be college quota which includes 15% NRI/others quota
5% for supernumerary quota for poor cum meritorious students in all colleges
Fee for minority colleges yet to be fixed
Parents don’t hesitate to pay anywhere between Rs 30,000-100,000 for Montessori schools in Bangalore, but when it comes to engineering no wants to pay the fee. But there are many poor meritorious students who can’t afford to pay the yearly fee of Rs 30,000 and colleges need funds to offer state of the art infrastructure.
Poor Meritorious Quota
At least 10,000 seats in undergraduate engineering courses in the state, will be earmarked for meritorious poor during 2009-10. The fee for these students will be Rs 15,000 against the regular Rs 25,000.
Annual family income of Rs 2 lakh is the ceiling, while the creamy layer has been completely kept out of the purview of the quota (creamy layer policy laid out in government order No SWD225BCA2000, dated March 30, 2002). The creamy layer covers SC and ST and also the Category I of the backward classes. The creamy layer applies only to Categories II(A), II(B), III(A) and III(B). Students belonging to these categories but not failing under the creamy layer will also be eligible for the quota.
The government has decided to distribute 50% of seats under the government quota for the poor and meritorious students who have earned competitive ranks in CET.
The candidates will have to provide during the counseling a certificate from the jurisdictional tahsildar certifying their annual family income.