Bengaluru: Thousands of CET medical and dental seat aspirants are confused over the abnormal delay in the announcement of the medical and dental seat matrix. They want the state government to speed up the process by at least announcing the seat matrix of the government-run medical colleges including two ESI hospitals. Meanwhile following pressure from the students, the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has postponed the last date for the first round of option entry.
According to the students, the KEA started the real option entry on June 17. "But in the absence of the medical and dental seat matrix, this option entry process has no value. Most of the CET toppers wanted to pursue either medical or dental. How can they opt for engineering seats even though there is the option to change the course and college in the later stage of the option entry,' asked Ms. Divya Shet, a medical seat aspirant.
This is not only the opinion of Ms. Divya Shet. Mr. Deepak Rao, another medical seat aspirant from Mangalore said students are clueless as to why the state government is not releasing the seat matrix of the government medical colleges.
"If we ask the KEA staff they point to the government. The government is waiting for the response from the private medical and dental colleges. It is very difficult to wait for weeks.' he said.
"Presently only engineering and other courses are available for selection. But medical seat aspirants don't want to make any selection. Those who are in the middle-ranking level (both medical and engineering) are the real victims. They are not clear as to whether they will get a medical seat or not. If they do not make a selection at this stage, they may lose a seat in the top-ranking engineering colleges.” he explained.
When contacted an officer from the KEA informed that keeping the interest of students in mind, the last date of option entry has been extended....