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Karnataka CM: Only CET, No ComedK test from next year

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Only CET, No ComedK test from next year
After celebrating the 100 days of his rule on Monday, Siddaramaiah said the government will implement the provisions of a 2006 law, to regulate admission and determine the fee structure in private medical, dental and engineering colleges by December.

Admissions to the professional courses will be smoother, transparent and cheaper from next year.

"We will ensure all laws are in place before the process of the next Common Entrance Test (CET) begins. We'll end the trauma that students face during admissions," Siddaramaiah said, making clear his intent to implement the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Determination of Fee) Act, 2006.

Every year, state government will conduct the meeting to decide the fee structure for government colleges and private colleges and seat sharing.

As CM said, if that happens, students benefit in many ways. Fee for general-merit student or a reservation-category student will be uniform, but different for each college.

Besides, there will be no Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (ComedK) exams or quota.

If Regulation of Admission and Determination of Fee Act 2006 are implemented by December 2013, the fee for general and reserved category will be uniform, but different for each college.

The state government will constitute two committees headed by retired high court judges - one for admission and another to fix fee in December 2013.

The panel on fee will prescribe different fee structure for different categories of students and institutions. All this will depend on infrastructure, location, nature of course and expenditure on maintenance and administration in a particular college.

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