Under this system, a single application form will be available for all types of colleges — government, aided and unaided. This form will be downloadable for free, from the department of PU education website. Every candidate will get to make a choice of 30 courses/colleges, based on which college-wise merit list would be drawn up.
There will be a tie up with BangaloreOne and KarnatakaOne centres, so that the candidates can submit their filled-in forms. This will ensure transparency in admissions, so that in unaided colleges admissions are done on merit-cum-reservation basis. To stop private colleges from fleecing students, the department will come out with city-wise prospectus with details of all colleges.
From next year, it is believed that no college will sell prospectus,as the details will be available online, for free. Last year, the proposal faced opposition from the college managements, especially in Bangalore.