BANGALORE: The PG medical seat aspirants, trying to get seats through Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), were confused during the second round of counselling on Wednesday due to the delay in the publishing of the schedule.
The schedule was announced late on Tuesday. According to official information, the schedule was released around 10 am on Tuesday. Though the aspirants gathered at the venue, the counselling did not start till 1.30 pm. This led to the candidates demanding a third round even before the start of the second round.
Following the demand, authorities of the Medical Education Department announced a third round on June 19, mainly to fill the Al-India quota and other vacant quota seats.
On the issue of submitting original certificates in the first round itself, Dr S S Harsoor, Director (Incharge) of Medical Education said, “As per the rule, it is must for candidates to submit original documents during the first round to avoid seat blocking. We cannot return them before the completion of counselling or until candidates surrender the seat”.
This mandate spells uncertainties for some candidates who submitted original documents and chose seats but want to take part in the COMED-K counselling happening simultaneously.
Fee waiver for Supernumerary quota students
Bangalore: The state cabinet on Wednesday decided to waive the tuition fee for students admitted under the supernumerary quota in technical education (BE and Diploma).
In admissions to professional technical education courses, five per cent of the sanctioned seats will be allotted under the quota to meritorious students from poor families. There are 4,819 seats for BE and 4,521 for diploma under this category. The government will reimburse the tuition fee of students under this quota.
These seats are allotted under multiple slabs for students whose family income is below `2.50 lakh, who get first preference, and extends up to a maximum of `6 lakh per annum, Minister T B Jayachandra told reporters.
COMED-K Seat Allotment Ends
Bangalore: COMED-K allotted 124 post-graduate medical seats in the second round, returning the remaining 79 seats to college managements as per the consensual agreement.
In a release, COMED-K said 203 seats were offered in the second round of counselling held on Tuesday and Wednesday in which 450 candidates participated.
In the first round, 387 medical seats were available and 313 were taken. Subsequently, 107 seats were surrendered to COMED-K before the second round and 22 seats were added following sanction by the Medical Council of India.
Reservation for candidates from the Hyderabad-Karnataka region was provided for the first time and 45 seats were taken by them.