Around 1,079 Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) students have not received admit cards for their first semester Engineering examinations.
These students started protest againt the Universities official for not getting the admit cards. Admission to these students have not been approved by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Karnataka.
These students were admitted under Management quota in about 100 Engineering colleges in the state, after 15 Aug 2013.
According to the VTU's academic calender, first semester Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) practical examinations will begin from 21 Nov.
Now, the state government has moved to Supreme Court with an affidavit seeking permission to approve these admissions, which many believe is the only option left.
"We have sought the Advocate General's opinion," said a top official from the Department of Higher Education.
The Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Colleges Association (KUPECA) blamed the state government for the predicament. "It is the result of the government's lethargy. They continued the CET process till August 15. What were we supposed to do with the vacant seats? I have been receiving calls from colleges that have made such admissions. We have asked the government to find a solution," said KUPECA secretary M K Panduranga Setty.
The DTE, which is the approving authority for engineering courses in the state.
"Even if we were to approve these admissions by considering them done before August 15, it will be caught as the exact vacant seats were known only on August 23, when the Karnataka Examinations Authority held a meeting with colleges," said a DTE official.