BANGALORE: Much to the relief of engineering aspirants, the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) on Tuesday added over a thousand seats to the matrix from five engineering colleges and Reva University.
As many as 1,212 seats have been added to the pool of 50,748 seats available under the government quota as on Sunday.
Among the newly-added colleges, over 300 seats from Dr PG Halakatti College of Engineering and Technology, Bijapur, will come under the government quota.
Another big addition is Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore, where 405 out of 900 seats will come under the government quota. KEA has added 216 and 47 seats from GSS Institutes of Technology, Mysore and Bangalore respectively.
Reva University, a private university, offering four courses with an intake of 480 seats, has decided to give more than it is required. “We’ve decided to give 50 per cent of our seats to the government instead of the required 40 per cent,” said Vice-Chancellor V G Talwar.
Further, KEA is yet to add seats from MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, which is offering five engineering courses this year with an intake of 300. “Of this, we are required to give 40 per cent, that is 120 seats, to the government,” said Vice-Chancellor S R Shankapal.
Similarly, 135 seats in Cauvery Institute of Technology, Mandya, and 81 seats in Jain Acharya Gundharnandi Maharaj Institute of Technology, Bagalkot, are yet to be added.
In architecture, 51 new seats were added that includes 34 in Sharada School of Architecture and 17 in SJB School of Architecture. Also, 133 dental seats across seven colleges have been added.
In a release, KEA said 58,033 candidates entered 26.26 lakh options and 3,082 candidates appeared for verification of documents on Tuesday.