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Karnataka Opposes ISEET and Continues CET for Engg

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Karnataka Opposes ISEET & Continues CET
The Karnataka state higher education department opposes the Union Ministry of Human Resource Department proposal to conduct Indian Science Engineering Entrance Test (ISEET), a national level single entrance test for the engineering courses and continues the Common Entrance Test (CET) which is conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).

This means that while medical seat aspirants will be able to attempt the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission in to Medical Courses, engineering aspirants from the state will have to continue with CET.

Ministry of Human Resource Department has sent a proposal of ISSET and NEET to all the state and asked them for the opinions pf the concerned departments. State medical education department has agreed to go with the NEET for Medical courses.

An official said, "We are not going to conduct ISEET because it is the first time the test is being conducted. We want to wait and watch at least fro a years how the test will be conducted, if everything is okay with the test, we will think of joining from the next year 2014. We do not want out students to be push over while attempting the ISSET".

The officials said, "WE will send an official notification to the centre and higher education minister C T Ravi will officially announce it soon. After dispatching a letter to centre, we will have a meeting with the private professional college managements of the state and discuss about the schedule of CET 2013".

The private engineering colleges have welcomed the state's posture. M K Panduranga Shetty, Chairman, Karnataka Private Engineering Colleges Association (KUPECA) said, "We have not received any notification from the state government, bit CET is better than the ISEET and our state students will have more chances to get seats".

Every year about 1.15 lakh students take the CET for engineering courses and 65,000 students take the medical courses in the state.

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