The sources revealed that the total intake approved for each course/ college will be posted on the websites when counselling begins, by which students will be able to know the exact number of seats available and helping them exercise their choices more better. In such a case, those colleges failing to specify the exact number of seats under the CET quota will be disqualified from the seat-selection process.
The sources believe that it would be a drastic change compared to the present system under which the KEA is left clueless whether a student has joined the college of his/her own choice. The Online counselling model would be based on the one adopted by the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE). The KEA will even use the same software as employed by the AIEEE. It is also likely that the process will be hosted by KEA's present website. “Except for incorporating details of category-wise reservation, our system will be like the AIEEE”- said the source.
In order to ensure the smooth passage of the web-based process, the KEA will conduct trail runs after the CET ends on May 5th. The website will work on a real-time basis, where each and every information will be updated daily where students will be able to access it to get all the information such as number of vacancy seats, management quota, or CET quota etc...
Although, the web based seat selection process is excepted to bring relief to a larger number of students, there are concerns over potential glitches in the website and its possible crashing due to real-time usage by several hundreds of students. There are also fears in usage of the system, as it will be difficult for the students from the rural areas to make use of it regularly for the on-time updates.
However, according to the sources, they feel the KEA system would be advantageous as well as student-friendly.