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CETK counselling began, fees and seat matrix fixed

CETK counselling began, fees and seat ma
The prime debate on fixing the fee structure for Engineering, Medical and Dental Courses in Karnataka for the academic year 2011-12, has been concluded, with Private unaided professional colleges and the government signing an agreement on fee structure and seat sharing recently.

It has been reported that the secretaries of the Higher Education Department and Medical Education Department have signed the pact to settle down the debate.  As per the agreement, the colleges that collect Rs.30,000 as fee for a government quota seat, can charge Rs 1.25 lakh for a management seat.  Those who collect Rs.35,000 for quota seats, can't charge more than Rs 1 lakh.  There was no change in the seat sharing ratio of 45:55 (45% for government quota).

For medical courses, the seat matrix is 40:60, while the fee that has been fixed is Rs.35,000 for government quota seats and Rs.3.25 lakh for management seats. For dental courses, the seat sharing ration is 20:80, 20% being for quota.  The fee structure is Rs. 25,000 for government quota seats and Rs.2.30 lakh for management seats.

The CET counselling has already began. As declared, the session has began with the medical examination of physically-challenged candidates at the premises of the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), and the seat selection for physically-challenged candidates was conducted in two sessions (10.30am and 2pm) on Friday for medical, dental, ISM&H and engineering courses. However,the counselling for medical seats would be conducted from 20 June 2011.

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