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Karnataka PGCET seat selection process from 30 Aug. What about KMAT?

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PGCET seat selection process from 30 Aug
Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), Bangalore, to commence PGCET 2013 online option entry process from 30th Aug 2013.

KEA provides admissions to postgraduate courses offered by the AICTE institutions across the state.

But the question is, when management colleges will commence the seat selection process?.

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA), Bangalore had already announced the KMAT 2013 entrance exam results on 6th Aug 2013.

An officer recalled an incident that occurred last year when Prof. Radhakrishna, then officer on special duty (OSD) to the then vice chancellor Dr. N. Prabhudev, was attacked in the registrar's office for not allotting seats to some students.

As there is no centralised system now, they can change the seat matrix easily as per their whims and wishes," the officer said.

Another incident was pertaining to the Karnataka Management Admission Test (KMAT) for admission to the MBA/MCA management quota, conducted by the consortium of 135 private colleges which are offering these two courses. KMAT exam ranks were changed in an ad hoc manner by the college managements.

"As per the rules, the state government should have a committee to monitor the admissions. When Prof. N R Shetty committee was there, it exposed how PG admission exams were conducted in the state. But now no one is aware how exams are conducted and what is the sanctity of the exams. That has resulted in all this corruption," he said.

"There is no demand for MBA/MCA seats even under the government quota. The number of participants in the PGET conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) are also very few. If the state government is serious it could have avoided the K-MAT exam. But, unfortunately, no one wants to bring any radical changes in the system," said an officer from the KEA.

Follow the common exam according to academicians, following the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by AICTE would have been a good solution to K-MAT related problems as BU could have opted for the KEA services to allot seats.

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