BANGALORE: The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has announced the revised schedule for seat selection to under-graduate courses following the direction given by the state government. However there is no clarity over supernumerary quota seats.
Since KEA has advanced the schedule, document verification will begin from June 2 and those who wish to get seats under supernumerary quota are confused as the state government is yet to fix income ceiling to avail the benefit. According to KEA rules, candidates need to submit a copy of the income certificate during document verification. “As the income limit is yet to be fixed, we are getting calls from parents and candidates every day seeking clarification. We will bring this to the notice of higher authorities,” said a KEA official. However, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has fixed Rs 6 lakh per annum as income ceiling for candidates seeking seats under the supernumerary quota and the state can fix its own limit within that. During CET 2013, the government had fixed the income limit at Rs 3.5 lakh for supernumerary quota.
Under this quota, eligible candidates can get under-graduate seats for Rs 3,090 and is mandatory in all private aided, private unaided and government engineering colleges. As per AICTE rules, colleges must provide 5 pc seats under supernumerary quota in each course they offer.