The conflict between the management colleges and government is not yet over, and seat sharing and fee structure for the professional courses in Karnataka has not yet been finalised.
Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), Bangalore is all set to conduct Common Entrance Test (CET) on 01st, 02nd and 03rd May 2014.
If the management authorities of private engineering colleges don't come around in two weeks, the government will issue an ordinance to amend the law on seat sharing and fee structures.
Management authorities of private colleges want the state government to allow them to charge higher fees, as fixed by a committee headed by a retired judge.
The Karnataka high court asked the government to settle the dispute within four weeks, since the CET is coming up.
"We now have just two weeks left. We will try talking to the managements one last time, and if they still refuse to sign the agreement, we will ask the government to issue an ordinance," said a senior official.
The ordinance will amend the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions and Determination of Fee) Act of 2006.
The government is on good terms with medical and dental colleges, and only needs to discuss terms with private engineering colleges.
According to the reports, private management colleges have already formed their own fee structure and seat sharing methods and has submitted it to the fee determination committee formed by the government.
As per the report, these management colleges are seeking 25% of hike in fees.