BANGALORE: Undergraduate seats in the top 10 engineering colleges across the state have been taken in the first round itself, according to the real allotment announced by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) on Tuesday.
As per the information from KEA, there are no vacant seats in any course combination at the top colleges for the second round.
RV College of Engineering (RVCE), BMS College of Engineering, MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, PES University (all in Bangalore), SJCE and NIE in Mysore, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering Bangalore, Dayananda Sagar Institute of Technology Bangalore, SDM Dharwad and BVB Hubli are the favourites.
KEA authorities said the above colleges will not be listed in the second round of counselling. They and the officials of the Department of Technical Education observed that quality of education, infrastructure and placements are the deciding factors for students.
When it comes to medicine, nearly all the offered seats at all 38 medical colleges in the state are taken. “There is no top 10 among medical colleges. The demand for seats is high but the number of seats available is less,” said a KEA official.
This year, 40.52 lakh options were entered for 61,321 engineering seats.
Of that, KEA allotted 59,648 engineering seats. However, KEA authorities refused to reveal details of colleges which did not record any entry. “There are some colleges which were not chosen by the candidates, but if we reveal the details, the students will not consider them even in second and third rounds,” a senior official told Express.
RVCE and BMC Hot Favourites
The trend of CET toppers choosing Bangalore Medical College (BMC) for medical education and RVCE for engineering courses continues this year too. Of the top 54 candidates who opted for medicine, 47 have selected BMC, three chose Mysore Medical College and four selected Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. On the engineering front, all candidates from the second rank holder to the candidate ranked fiftieth have zeroed in on the Computers and Electronics course at RVCE.