The COMEDK entrance test will be combined with the Common Entrance Test (CET) and offered at the national level starting in 2019, the Karnataka government said on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the seat-sharing will remain the same, and the admission eligibility will be determined by the ranking of students in the combined CET. According to Higher Education Minister CN Ashwath Narayan, the next step is to determine how COMEDK and CET will be combined. Minister Narayan said the modalities for merging COMED-K with CET would be worked out as the next course of action.
The Higher Education Administration capped the fee hike in private engineering colleges to 10 per cent for the current academic year, as against the 25 per cent demanded by the colleges. At a meeting at Vikas Soudha in Bengaluru, Narayana and officials from the Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering College Association also decided not to charge any additional fees.
According to Narayan, the organization initially requested a 25 per cent fee hike because “there was no increase in the last two years from 2020-21,” but they eventually settled on a 10 per cent hike.
Students who were given government seats in private engineering institutions are subject to tuition hike. Private college representatives assured the minister that they would support government action against colleges charging extra fees in any way.
Whereas, the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) of the government conducts CET for admission to various undergraduate professional courses in the state, Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) entrance test for admission to undergraduate engineering courses in private engineering colleges. Is. State.
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