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B.Ed Seats Gone Abegging, CET Got Scraped

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Where Seats Go Abegging ?
At the present education level their has been a lack of demand for Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) seats, when the State Government was recently forced to detach the Common Entrance Test (CET) for admissions in B.Ed Programs. As the number of colleges offering this program increased around 418 colleges with more than 40,000 seats, these institutions has been struggling to fill their seats . And so CET was made necessary for few students those apply for certain number of seats .

As per the record of CET Exam says, Last year 22,325 seats were available under CET when the rest were filled under management quota. So only around 19,157 candidates had taken the exam and among them only 12,568 opted for B.Ed seats , whereas 9,757 seats were left unfilled .
S.L. Chavan, the Joint Director of Public Instruction, Bangalore division says “There has been a declining trend for the last three years for B.Ed seats, where more than 50 percent of the seats were not taken. Hence we had to scrap the test” .

From the onset of CET for B.Ed program it has been a puzzled problem, one of them is the lack of Common Academic Calender . As a result Centralized Admission Cell (CAC) which conducts the exam was forced to schedule the exam far late in October . A high-ranking official of CAC expressed as “ While we wait for all Universities to finish their courses, students from other Universities lose upto half of a semester by the time admissions are finalized in January . Being frustrated of waiting, most candidates seek for other courses" . Finally N.Prabhu Dev who is a vice-Chancellor of Bangalore University took concern on this issue and said that the universities differ in their admission deadlines endlessly, citing supplementary examination and also in accommodating the foreign nationals as reasons. So the Government should come out with a common academic calender for all Universities .

Hence, with the scrap of CET, the ranks will be decided in a simple manner with respect to the scores scored by the candidates in Undergraduate courses . Also, the officials of CAC are not expecting the number of candidates to increase regarding to the online applications. As a result they expect to reduce the time taken for admissions and counseling greatly .

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