This is third year in a row, after the ending of the first round of choice of filling the seats, Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has revealed that KCET 2014 engineering toppers left their seats in colleges of Karnataka and opted for Indian Institute of Technology (IITs).
According to the data by KEA, top four rankers of KCET 2014 did not even participate in the online counselling. Top fifth ranker had selected choice 4 - which means he wants to go out from the further seat allotment process.
Even, the state government has offered full fee waiver to these students, but they have not showed any interest in KCET counselling.
Meanwhile, most of the top medical aspirants have selected colleges in the state, rather selecting colleges outside the state.
KCET 2014 first ranker, Srinidhi Prabhu, who also got 133rd rank in JEE Advanced 2014, has showed interest to join at IIT Madras.
Meanwhile, second ranker R Bhirangi, who also got 348th rank in JEE Advanced, has opted to join IIT Bombay. "I feel I'll get a seat in IIT Bombay, where I'd like to pursue mechanical engineering," said Bhirangi.
He also said, "IITs offer best education in the country. Even if I get into a good college here, nothing can be comparable to what I can learn at an IIT."
The fifth ranker of KCET, Arjun K has opted out of the counselling. He said, "A full fee waiver is not what I'm looking for, it is about the institute where I study engineering. IIT is a research-oriented institute and I like it that way. With an all India rank of 769 in the JEE Advanced, I have decided to join IIT Madras for mechanical engineering."
In 2013, only three students in top 10 have selected seats in Karnataka.
In 2012, only 2nd and 6th ranker students out of the top 10 had selected seats in the colleges of Karnataka.