Regarding the ongoing Common Entrance Test (CET) muddle, Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj on Wednesday said that things that upset students must be done away with immediately.
Karnataka Medical Education Minister, Sharan Prakash Patil, however tried to lessen the fright about the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of admission and determination of fee) Act 2006.
As per the new system, unaided colleges will have no seats under government quota with lower fees.
"My knowledge on CET is limited, but if students are unhappy with any decision made on the matter, then people (those in government) should resolve and rectify it," said Bhardwaj while interacting with reporters on the sidelines of an affair to remember Nelson Mandela, South African icon.
"I don't understand why people are predicting wrong things. The act was framed to provide justice and bring in transparency and we are implementing it for the same purpose," the Minister said.
"It is not that the fee will be high. The committee headed by a former high court judge will determine the fee by following the criterion mentioned in the act. Even exams conducted by private colleges will be monitored by the committee and the procedure for conducting the entrance test will be mandated by it," Patil said, regarding the pitfall of fee at private professional colleges for undergraduate professional courses.
Patil said, "There is a provision in the act to take action against institutions if they overrule admissions. According to the act, if private institutions indulge in malpractices in admissions or entrance tests, then the government can take over their entrance tests."
The Minister assured that there will be no capitation fee and seat blocking. Based on the merit all the seats will be distributed. "Now, all the private institutions, including KRLMPCA, COMEDK and deemed universities come under the ambit of the act. There is a provision in the act for private institutions to join the CET conducted by government. If they don't agree, then they can conduct another test," he said