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Friday, June 08, 2012
More students clear CET this year



Bangalore: After the good results in the II Pre-University Course examinations this year, the Common Entrance Test (CET) too has sprung up a better scorecard.
The number of students eligible for admission to professional courses has gone up this time compared with previous years.

Announcing the CET results here on Wednesday, Medical Education Minister S.A. Ramdas said of the 1.2 lakh candidates who had applied, 1.18 lakh appeared for the test. “As many as 15,776 candidates are found to be eligible for admission to medical and dental courses (13,666 last year), 59,011 for Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy (55,682 last year), 78,694 for engineering (73,242 last year) and 836 for architecture (815 last year),” he said.

Mr. Ramdas said that the State was planning to send a delegation to meet the Union Health Minister seeking advancement of the July 5 deadline for announcement of seat matrix by the Medical Council of India by five days.

Mr. Ramdas said the newly introduced online counselling procedure for seat selection would usher in transparency and convenience. “All these years, unfilled seats were going to the managements. Last year, 94 cases were detected, where students took seats, reported to the college and then left and in 504 seats, students took seats but did not report,” he said. With online counselling, instead of making an average of 13 rounds during counselling, students could make choices more conveniently, he said.

This year, students will not be given the option of mutual transfer of seats. Mr. Ramdas said the State government would soon set up a cell for the National Eligibility-cum-entrance Test, which would be held for the first time from the next academic year.
Courtesy: The Hindu
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