Karnataka KCET: The process of engineering admission in Karnataka is about to change! Education Minister talked about common entrance exam

KEA KCET: The demand for Karnataka Common Entrance Test (K-CET) for the whole of India has once again intensified. Actually, Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission in engineering colleges of the state. According to Bangalore Mirror, Karnataka Education Minister CN Ashwathnarayan said that at present all the private universities in the state are conducting different as well as many entrance exams to fill their management quota engineering seats. Because of this, the students are facing a lot of trouble.

Apart from this, the Education Minister of Karnataka said that if all the private educational institutes agree, then the government is ready to conduct the Common Entrance Test (CET) at the national level from the Karnataka Examination Authority. The minister recently held a meeting with the chancellors, vice-chancellors and registrars of all private educational institutions teaching engineering courses in the state. At present, government quota engineering seats in private educational institutions are filled on the basis of state CET ranks. However, about 60 per cent of the management quota seats are being filled by deemed universities or private institutes through separate entrance exams.

Supreme Court has also talked in this direction

The thing to note here is that these different tests are proving to be stressful for the students. Apart from his statement, Ashwathnarayan highlighted the suggestion of the Supreme Court. Since the apex court has also shared its opinion earlier that only one CET should be done in the country. People’s Education Society (PES) University Chancellor Professor Jawahar said in this matter that the Karnataka Education Authority does not conduct examinations at the national level. We have made separate arrangements for CET. He said that there is no objection in conducting Single Common Entrance Test at the national level by KEA itself.

The Education Minister of Karnataka has also directed V Rashmi Mahesh, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department, to hold a separate meeting in this regard soon. The minister also received complaints about some universities charging extra fees for government quota seats. The minister said that such unethical practices should be stopped under any circumstances.

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