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Karnataka HC directs VTU to allow 1080 students to appear for Exams

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Karnataka High Court on 29 November 2013, has directed the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) to allow 1080 Engineering students to appear for first semester examinations.

These students were studying in 104 Engineering colleges in Karnataka State.

VTU is set to conduct first semester engineering examinations from 4th December.

In High Court, Justice Anand Byrareddy passed the interim order on a batch of petitions filed by Engineering colleges.

VTU to allow 1080 students to appear for Exams

Earlier, Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Colleges Association filed petition against DTE, Karnataka, for canceling these students admissions.

HC also directed VTU to reschedule the practical examinations for these students.

Some of the students have got admit card and appeared for practical examinations on 21 November.

Around 800 students didn't get the admit card for practical examinations.

These students admissions were conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) on 15 August.

The private engineering colleges were saying that they have not filled the seats under management quota.

Private engineering colleges association and state government had agreement in seats sharing for the year 2013 in the ratio of 45:30:25 through KEA, ComedK and management categories.

The VTU would not approve admission of students and permit them to appear for exams in the absence of the DTE approval, it was stated in the petition.

HC also issued notice to DTE, VTU, KEA and the state government to postpone further hearing.

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