BENGALURU: The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) on Wednesday conducted document verification for candidates with special needs aspiring to enrol in undergraduate professional courses through Common Entrance Test (CET).
Candidates from various districts assembled at KEA office where the document verification and medical examination was held.
Many candidates afflicted with disabilities were accompanied by their parents.
Karthik from Kalaburagi district, who is suffering from rickets, wants to get a seat in BSc agriculture. “Agriculture is the base of many people in our state and I would like to pursue higher studies in this sector and help rural Karnataka in adopting technology in agriculture,” he said.
Karthik studied in Kannada medium from Class 1 to 10 and completed his PU from Doddappa Appa College, Kalaburagi. He secured 65 per cent in second PU and ranked 61,000 for BSc Agri.
His father Somashekar S Banagar is a teacher at a private school and mother Parvathi, a homemaker.
Hoping to get a seat in BSc veterinary is Netra who came from B Gollarahatti in Tumakuru district. Netra suffers from weak joints/ bones. She is the second daughter of agriculturists Siddalingaiah and Kalamma.
“She has this problem from birth and we have consulted many doctors but did not find a solution. Netra and her younger brother are suffering from this ailment but our oldest child is fine,” Siddalingaiah said. She scored 70 per cent in PU and got 9,000 rank in CET in BSc veterinary. Netra completed PU from Vaishnavi Chetan PU College, Tumakuru.
City-based Vineeth Sharma, who is suffering from a congenital genetic bone disorder, wants to pursue engineering. “We used to drop and pick him up every day during college. We will be happy if he gets a seat in a city-based engineering college,” said his father Muralidhar Sharma, a software professional. His mother Lakshmi is a homemaker.
Vineeth secured 70 per cent in PU and his CET rank in engineering is 70,000.