The conflict between the management colleges and government is over now. Private engineering colleges in Karnataka have agreed to go ahead with the last year's fee structure for professional courses.
The Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Association has decided not to increase the fee structure for this academic year 2014-15.
"We have agreed to toe the government's line. Not enough time is left to increase fees. Moreover, it will show the government in a poor light. To avoid all this, we are ready to go ahead with the existing fee structure and seat matrix. The government has promised to change it next year," said M K Panduranga Setty, secretary of the association.
CET rank-holders will have to pay Rs. 18,090 in government and aided engineering colleges, and Rs. 38,090 and Rs. 41,590 in private unaided and minority engineering colleges.
Around 89,000 seats were up for the grabs in engineering. Of these, 42,500 are government seats, 24,500 are Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) seats, 21,000 are management seats and 4,400 are under the supernumerary quota.
Medical course aspirants have to fight it out for 5,400 seats, of which 2,300 are government seats, 1,500 ComedK, 1,400 management quota and 200 are under the all-India quota.
CET students will have to pay Rs. 16,700 in government colleges, Rs. 46,000 in private unaided and minority colleges and in deemed colleges.
Students opting for dental courses have 2,500 seats in all, 900 of them government seats, 1,200 ComedK / Karnataka Religious and Linguistic Minority Colleges Association seats, 500 management seats and 16 all-India quota seats. Fee for government colleges is Rs. 14,400 and Rs. 35,000 for private unaided and minority colleges.
Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), Bangalore is all set to conduct Common Entrance Test (CET) on 01st, 02nd and 03rd May 2014.