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Not Many from State Make it to Top in COMED-K Rankings

Published: 05th June 2014 05:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2014 08:32 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

 

Bangalore: The Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental College of Karnataka (COMED-K) entrance test results for undergraduate professional courses for 2014-15 were announced on Wednesday.

05top.JPGIn all, 47,085 candidates for medical/dental and 43,179 for engineering courses appeared for the test in 134 centres across the State on May 11. Candidates can access their results at www.comedk.org. This year too, only a few candidates from Karnataka made it to the Top 10 in medical/dental stream. According to data from COMED-K, only three candidates made it to the list. Last year, only two candidates from the State were in the top ten in medical/dental stream.

Engineering courses fared better with only one candidate from outside the state bagging a slot in the top. However, in UGET last year, candidates from the state bagged all the top ten ranks. This year, 28 per cent candidates from Karnataka appeared for medical/dental courses and 48 per cent for engineering.

COMED-K CEO A S Srikanth told Express that this year witnessed tough competition in the medical/dental stream. There were more applications for the stream compared to last year.

Girija Agarwal from Bangalore topped the medical/dental stream securing 178 out of 180. She also topped the Common Entrance Test (CET 2014). Vighnesh Narayan R from Bangalore, who was ranked fourth in CET, came seventh. The rest of the toppers in medical stream are from Gujrat, Delhi, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

Following the recent case of impersonation at COMEDK-UGET exams, COMED-K has withheld the results of 35 candidates who were allegedly involved in the case.

Srikanth told Express: “We have received communication from CCB on this.  Investigation is going on against 35 candidates. We have not announced the results of those candidates.”

Toppers All

Medical:Girija Agarwal, Vighnesh Narayan and Rohan

Ram Setlur (Karnataka), Aditya Agarawal (Gujarat), Shivani Vasisht (Delhi), Supriya Raj (Bihar), Avinav Gupta (Uttaranchal), Ushashi Saraswati (West Bengal), Priyam Gupta (Uttar Pradesh) and Vaibha Nagpal (Haryana)

Engineering: Dinesh Ram Kumar (Karnataka), Prajwala T M, Sphoorthy Bhat , Priyanka Rao, Sripad V Vantamuri, Vivekprakash, Maitri Shastri, Natasha Y Jeppu and Karan K (all from Karnataka) and Kondaveethidharan  (Andhra Pradesh).

Toppers Speak

■  First rank holder in engineering T Dinesh Ram Kumar said he also appeared for the medical exam (57th rank). He came 59th in CET. 

■  Prajwala T M, who came third in engineering, said: “I aspire to become a software engineer and hope to join NIIT-K. I will take a decision after I get my IIT-JEE results. I also attempted CET where I got the 35th rank and BITSAT where I obtained 306 marks out of 450.”

■  Medical topper Girija Agarwal said she is happy with the results but has not yet decided where to join. “I am waiting for my AIIMS results,” she added.

What Next?

COMED-K is planning to start the first round of counselling and the document verification on June 26 and authorities are expecting the KEA to complete the first round by then.

 

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