Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Here's some good news for engineering seat aspirants who have secured good ranks in the Common Entrance Test (CET) 2011 and are taking seats through the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).
Most engineering colleges – including prime institutions – have decided to offer government quota seats for just Rs 30,000 based on the agreement reached last week between the private engineering colleges and the state government.
Last year, the government quota seats cost Rs 32,500; which means that these seats will come cheaper for the aspirants in 2011-12.
Panduranga Shetty, president, Rashtriya Shikshana Samithi Trust, said, "We have decided to provide seats to CET students for ¤30,000. Regarding this we have written a letter to all our member colleges through Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Colleges Association (KUPECA) and we have to get responses from them. However, the decision is left to the colleges."
This year, two slabs of fee for undergraduate courses have been fixed. One is ¤30,000, the other is ¤35,000 for government quota seats. However the option of fixing the fees is left to the colleges. Those who choose to charge Rs 30,000 can take ¤1.25 lakh for management quota seats, while those who charge Rs 35,000 for government quota seats are eligible to take ¤1 lakh for management quota seats.
Following this, the colleges including RV College of Engineering, PES Institute of Technology (Pesit) and MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) have decided to allot seats at ¤30,000 for those students coming through CET.
D Jawahar CEO, Pesit, said, "We will also give government quota seats at ¤30,000 and management seats for Rs 1.25 lakh. We have taken this decision to help Karnataka students and the rural colleges, which get lesser admission for management quota."
MSRIT, too, confirmed its decision to offer government quota seats at Rs 30,000 each.