The Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges’ Association (KPPGCA) has decided to join hands with the State government to conduct the Post-Graduate Entrance Test (PGET) for admission to management courses for the academic year 2014-15.
Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) had organised a meeting on Thursday to discuss the issue, where the Vice-Chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), representatives from Bangalore and Kuvempu Universities, Executive Director of KEA and KPPGCA were present.
In 2013-14, the government did not conduct the PGET and decided to go with the Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). But the number of candidates who appeared for the test and got eligibility through CMAT was less. “Due to this, the government failed to fill the quota seats. Hence, the authorities decided to conduct PGET this year,” said a representative of the Association.
According to the official sources, after the discussion held on Thursday, it has been decided to include all courses like MCA, MBA, ME and MTech in PGET. “The government placed the proposal and it had only included MBA. We asked the authorities to include all management Post-graduate courses in PGET,” said a management representative.
Following this, it has been decided to have another meeting on April 24 and the final dates for PGET will be announced on that day. During the discussion, a majority of people suggested that the test be conducted on May 15. “Nothing has been decided about the dates,” said a KEA official.
However, it has been decided to conduct the Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2014 after completing the PGET process. “If at all there are unfilled seats after PGET process, we will conduct the KMAT,” said a representative of KPPGCA.