For Non-Karnataka students, the
just concluded Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of
Karnataka (COMEDK)’s undergraduate entrance test was the best bet to get a sear
I professional institutions attached to the consortium. The UGET held on May 6
was the first hurdle for students eyeing the 888 MBBS, 776 BDS and 9,063 B.E.
seats on offers.
Of the Non-Karnataka candidates
registered for the COMEDK test, 10,820 were from Bihar,
7,020 from Andhra Pradesh and 6,213 from Jharkhand. There was one candidate
each from Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshwadeep. A total of 23,515
candidates were from Karnataka. About 90 per cent of the registered candidates
eventually turned up for the test, conducted in 105centres across the State.
With the COMEDK UGET behind them,
candidates will now have to look out for the publication of
test scores on the Consortium’s website
on May 22. may 28 is the last date for receipt of objections on the
test scores. The rank list will be put up on June 4. June 14 is the last date
for dispatch of the Rank Cards to the candidates. For B.Arch. the last date for
receipt of completed application forms is June 15.the
COMEDK centralized counselling (seat selection process) will begin on June 21.
The Common Entrance Test (CET)
conducted by the Karnataka Government’s CET Cell was open only for students
from the State this year. About a lakh candidates turned up for this test
conducted across the State on May 9.
In February, the Karnataka
Government and private college managements had worked out a seat-sharing
arrangement to divide Medical seats in the ratio of40 :
60 in the managements favour. Last year, the MBBS seats were shared equally.
Dental sears are divided in the ratio 35:65 (the ratio was 50:50 last year),
while the Government takes 55 per cent of the engineering seats in the 55:45
Collectively the new arrangement
means a loss of 10 per cent MBBS seats for the government. Also lost are 15 per
cent of the BDS seats and five per cent of the engineering seats. Minority institutions
have a higher share of the management seats. They get 75 per cent of the total
medical and dental seats in their colleges.
Under the new arrangement on the
fee structure, the annual Medical fee has been fixed at Rs.42,000
(including University Registration and other fee) for government quota seats in
private colleges and Rs.3.25 lakh for management quota seats. Last year, the
fee was Rs.2.97 lakh for a management MBBS seat. The annual fee for a BDS seat
is now Rs.32,000 for a government quota seat in
private colleges and Rs.2.3 lakh for management quota seat. Private colleges
charged Rs.2.37 lakh per annum for a dental seat last year.
The 55% engineering seats in the
Government’s kitty will have a single-slab fee of Rs.28,090.
For the 45% management quota B.E.seats, the fee is Rs.1.25 lakh per year.
For all the seats in fully
government-owned professional colleges, the fee is as follows: Medical – Rs.16,200 Dental- Rs.13,900; Engineering – Rs.18,090.
15% of the management quota seats
will be filled under the NRI quota. But there is no fee cap there. 5% of the
seats are to be filled under the institution’s discretionary quota. There is no
fee cap for these seats as well.