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No fee hike for Karnataka Medical, Engineering courses

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No fee hike in Medical, Engg courses
Karnataka Education Minister R V Deshpande has announced that the fee structure for Medical, Dental, Ayurvedic and Engineering courses in the State's Government & Private colleges will remain same as last year.

He said that students and their parents are need not worry about fee hike for professional courses. He also announced that last year's seat matrix would continue for this year.

Around 1.40 lakh candidates appeared for Karnataka CET 2013 exam on May 01 to 03.

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) had conducted the KCET 2013 test for admission of students for professional courses such as medical, dental, engineering, ayurvedic and agriculture for the year 2013-14.

The seating sharing ratio in medical last year was 40:60, engineering 45:55 and dental 35:65.

The seat-sharing ratio in minority institutions last year was 25:75 for medical, engineering - 40:60 and dental - 25:75.

Click here to see the last year's fee structure for professional courses.

A second meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday with Minister of State for Medical Education Minister Sharanprakash Patil and Higher Education and Tourism Minister R V Deshpande has successfully resolved the imbroglio over admission of student for PG courses also.

The Supreme Court, in its order on May 13, said that the last date for admissions for PG medical courses will be May 31.

Around 87,490 seats were up for the grabs in engineering. Of these, 42,231 are government seats, 24,360 are Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) seats, 20,899 are management seats and 4,376 are under the supernumerary quota.

CET rank-holders will pay Rs. 18,090 in government and aided colleges, and Rs. 38,090 and Rs. 41,590 in private unaided and minority colleges.

Medical course aspirants have to fight it out for 5,298 seats, of which 2,221 are government seats, 1,438 COMEDK, 1,387 management quota and 202 are under the all-India quota. CET students will pay Rs. 16,700 in government colleges, Rs. 46,000 in private unaided and minority colleges and in deemed colleges.

Students opting for dental courses have 2,470 seats in all, 837 of them government seats, 1,160 COMEDK/Karnataka Religious and Linguistic Minority Colleges Association seats, 457 management seats and 16 all-India quota seats.

Fee for government colleges is Rs. 14,400 and Rs. 35,000 for private unaided and minority colleges.

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