Karnataka Education Minister R V Deshpande announced the results of Common Entrance Test (CET 2013).
RV Deshpande said, "State government would reimburse the fees of the top five in the streams, provided they choose a college here in the State"
"We have just decided that if the top five merit students in PCB and PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths) respectively (10 students overall) accept admissions in Karnataka, all their fees will be reimbursed by the government," the Minister said.
The first rank in medical and ISM&H was bagged by National Public School Class XII student Hemanth Amardeep Santhoor, while the second and third places were secured by Medha Narayana Rao from Expert Pre-University College, Mangalore, and Vivek B Maleyur from Vidyaashram PU College, Mysore, respectively.
Meanwhile, the top three ranks in engineering were bagged by Bangalore students from Vidya Vardhaka Sangha Sardar Patel PU College with a small margin separating them. Prajwal K A secured the first rank, Sucheth S Kuncham second and Manu S H the third rank respectively.
Around 1.4 lakh candidates registered for Karnataka CET 2013 for admission to professional degree courses in colleges across the state.
According to the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), around 34,247 appeared only for PCM, 2,581 only for PCB, and over 1 lakh for both. Of the 1.37 lakh students who appeared, 73,906 were boys and 63,654 were girls.
While 38,494 rural students wrote the exam, 9,848 qualified for Medical seats, 23,790 for Engineering seats, and 22,335 for B.Sc. Agriculture seats across the state.
This year, CET scores will also count for admissions to courses like BSc Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences and Food Technology. As many as 74,737 candidates are eligible for Agriculture, 72,394 for Veterinary, 73,316 for Food Technology and 1,00,498 for agritech courses.
A total of 99,066 students from Urban and 38,494 students from rural passed in KCET 2013 exam.