Kochi: Complaints on lack of transparency have arisen with regard to the functioning of Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE) vis-a-vis KEAM this time.
The main complaint is with regard to non-publication of college-wise, branch-wise and category-wise seat break-up before allotment and vacancy details after each allotment on the website of the CEE because of which candidates turn clueless on allotment.
Knowledgeable people say that when competent people like B.S. Mavoji controlled the affairs as CEE, it was not the case.
“We were unable to identify how many seats remain vacant in a college in different branches and for different categories after the first and second allotment. Hence rearranging options was difficult since we were clueless,” said the parent of a BTech aspirant.
A career counsellor said that in medical admission also the same situation had arisen because of which candidates and parents were groping in the dark.
Interestingly, when the medical ranklist was prepared by the CEE, two candidates who had submitted their NEET scores, were not included in it. Later they complained about it and their names were included...
and a revised ranklist was published. This was quite unheard of in the history of medical ranklist preparation.
“We now hope that the CEE would conduct more online allotments to government and government controlled engineering colleges since the deadline to start BTech classes is August 15. After the third allotment, which was done on the wee hours of Thursday, a lot of seats are sure to fall vacant in government and government controlled engineering colleges.
Filling these seats through spot admissions by arbitrarily fixing norms, which has been the case previously, would smack of dubious deeds to favour some,” said another parent of a BTech aspirant.
He said that once the IIT, NIT allotments are over, a lot of students who take admission in government colleges desert those seats because of which vacancies arise in government and government controlled colleges in the later stage. “We want the CEE to publish the vacancies college-wise, branch-wise and category-wise after the coming allotments and for the spot allotment so that we have a clear picture. Help desk of CEE is hardly of any help,” said the parent....