The first day’s counselling will be for the medical seats only. The candidates having rank between 1 to 1,500 will be eligible to select seats. Meanwhile, the KEA has extended the counselling process for medical courses to 24 June 2011. Earlier, the the medical counselling was supposed to end by 22 June 2011.
However, permission is still awaiting from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for increasing the number of medical seats in 5 government medical colleges. The Karnataka medical education minister SA Ramdas had visited Delhi and discussed with the officials concerned on this. The state medical education department believes to get the approval from the Centre by today (20,June 2011) evening.
Today, the top 5 rank holders in the Common Entrance Test (CET) 2011 in all the streams — medical, dental, engineering, architecture and ayurveda and unani,will be felicitated by the Karnataka higher education and medical education ministers at 10 am at the KEA premises on Sampige Road in Malleswaram.