The second extended round of counseling of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) candidates started on Thursday, July 17, 2014, with 559 new medical seats added to the matrix which was released by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).
The total number of medical seats available through the first round of counseling for the CET-K 2014 rank-holders had come down to 1,803 in 31 colleges this year, all of which were lapped up during the first round. There was no addition of medical seats to the seat matrix in the second round, which was a cause of disappointment to candidates who had opted for the second round counseling and those who had failed to get an allotment in the first round.
Thereafter, the date for the second extended round was revised from the originally scheduled date - Saturday, July 12, 2014, due to anticipation of more seats, as per KEA.
The colleges which are still offering medical seats include Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI), Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Medical Colleges in Bangalore and Gulbarga as well as Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary.
Moreover, 107 new seats for dental courses, 17 new architecture seats and 547 seats for engineering courses (which excludes new seats surrendered by the management) are also available.
The second round of counseling started on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Altogether 11,925 engineering seats were allotted to the CET-K 2014 rank-holders with 6,175 seats still remaining, after the conclusion of the second round of counseling. These seats, along with cancelled or surrendered seats, (15 for medical, one for dental and 385 for engineering), as well as 6,132 seats resulting from exercise of Choice-3 and 1,208 seats from Choice-4, will be available for this round.
The second extended round is open to all candidates, barring candidates who exercised Choice-1 in the first or second rounds. It is open to students who exercised Choice 2 or 3, who failed to secure seats in the first two rounds or did not enter options in the first two rounds.
Candidates will not be able to exercise a further choice, once they are allotted a seat in this round.
Source: The Hindu