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IIM Bangalore professors to train CET rural aspirants

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Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, professors have shown interest to train rural students of the Karnataka state, who wants to appear for CET exam.

Some of the professors from IIMB have sent proposal to Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), to seek permission.

According to the sources, KEA has sent proposal to the state government for further action.

IIM Bangalore professors to train CET aspirants

Gopal Naik, professor at IIM-B, said, "We are very much interested to provide a satellite-based training programme for second year pre-university students of rural Karnataka who will take up CET."

IIM Professors have decided to take up this programme for five years at selected PU colleges at 500 locations across the state.

"Apart from PCMB, we have proposed to train students in Arts and Commerce subjects too. They will also be coached in English under the project," the professor said.

Presently, KEA is providing free coaching to the students through Doordarshan (DD) Chandana channel for 45 minutes in the morning and evening.

"But it should be discussed at the higher level and the same will reach the Higher Education Minister soon," said an official of the department.

The proposal also says, "If the government accepts the proposal, IIM-B will call for tender as it is not exempt under the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurements Act (Sec 4)."

The KEA introduced a rural CET coaching programme in 2009 at 110 centres across the state through KEONICS (edu sat) for Rs 11 crore and 15,000 students benefited from this initiative.

CET is the qualifying examination for admission to professional courses across the state.

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