BENGALURU: The state government has rejected the Karnataka Examinations Authority’s proposal to conduct a second round of counselling to allot unfilled engineering seats.
A KEA official has confirmed this.
The proposal was submitted after at least 6,000 seats were not filled after counselling. As per a Supreme Court direction, July 31 was the last date for counselling for engineering courses. Last year, the KEA held a second round of counselling after taking the apex court’s permission.
However, the rejection has come as a boon to private colleges where seats under the government quota will now be under the management quota.
The last date for admitting students under the management quota is August 15.
During 2013-14, at least 35,000 seats were unfilled. During 2014-15, at least 10,000 seats were unfilled even after the special round of counselling.
This year too, the KEA is expecting the number to go up.
“There are students who are still surrendering seats. The seat matrix for AYUSH courses has not been released yet,” a KEA official said.