Candidates get time till July to surrender seats
The state government has asked the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) to give candidates time till July to surrender the government quota seats under the Post-graduate Entrance Test (PGET), when the second round of counselling commences.
This has come as a breather for candidates who had not surrendered their seats after the first round of counselling that ended on May 29, and had not reported to their respective colleges before May 31. This made them liable to pay a fine of `5 lakh for post-graduate courses and `2.5 lakh for post-graduate diploma courses to get back their original documents. The fines were announced by the previous government to prevent blocking of government quota seats.
“Now, the candidates can surrender seats before the commencement of a second round of PGET counselling, scheduled to start in July,” said a senior RGUHS official. This will also allow students to apply for seats under the all-India quota of the post-graduate National Eligibility-and-Entrance Test (NEET), the official added.
Even the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K) has taken a decision in this regard. “Candidates who have not reported to the college are still eligible to attend the second round of counselling, provided their original records and certificates are submitted along with the tuition fee paid during the first counselling in the form of a demand draft to COMED-K,” stated a notification.
The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has posted on its website, www.kea.kar.nic.in, the details of Common Entrance Test (CET) applications who did not attend the document verification from June 3 to 6, giving them one more date to have their original documents verified.
Counselling for ranks between 2,001 and 5,000 was done on Thursday, where four candidates had sent their authorised relatives for the verification process.
The KEA will issue CDs containing instructions and guidelines for candidates to choose their seats online from June 8.
Rank-holders between 5,001 and 10,000 in any discipline, will be allowed to verify their documents. Seat allotment process will commence from June 26.