VTU Engineering students admissions issue, Govt to move Supreme Court

After 1,079 VTU Engineering students admissions were not approved by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Karnataka. State government has decided to take this issue to Supreme Court.

Karnataka Education Minister, R V Deshpande, said, "We have decided to take this Engineering admissions to SC at the earliest to sort it out."

Around 1,079 Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) students have not received admit cards for their first semester Engineering examinations.

VTU students didn't get admit card for Engg exams


These students were admitted under Management quota in about 100 Engineering colleges in the state, after 15 Aug 2013.

Meanwhile, only three days left for VTU's first semester Engineering practical exams.

RV Deshpande justified the prolonged Common Entrance Test (CET) admissions.

According to the Supreme Court, CET admission process have to be ended before 15 August 2013.

"But there were many vacant seats. We decided to give more opportunities for counselling so that more students could seek admissions. Due to this, some students have been admitted after August 15," he said.

Without prior notice to the SC, state government had conducted the Engineering courses admissions for the students who have passed in PUC supplementary examinations from 1st to 8th Aug 2013.

KEA had conducted the seat allotment process of vacancy round to these students, till 12 August 2013.

"The last date for admissions for the All India quota is August 29, and the State government is likely to seek extension of the August 15 on the ground that there should be no discrimination for domicile students," said a Directorate of Technical Education official.

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