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One CET planned for admission into professional courses in Karnataka

The state government of Karnataka is planning to implement a single Common Entrance Test (CET) to grant admission into undergraduate (UG) professional courses offered by government as well as private colleges in the state from the 2015-16 academic year, according to officials of the state higher education department. At present, two entrance tests are held in Karnataka for admission into these courses. These are the CET conducted by the government as well as the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) by private professional colleges. The...

CET-K 2nd extended round counseling starts with 559 new medical seats

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...

JIPMER and US varsity sign MoU for joint research

The J awaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Michigan School of Public Health, USA (UoM) for joint research projects, to be launched in Puducherry, where JIPMER is located. The autonomous institute JIPMER is under the Union Health Ministry of India. The officials of both the institutes signed the MoU on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 . According to JIPMER officials, the two institutes will be equal associates in the proposed project, the estimated cost of which is Rs 60 lakh....

Over 600 medical seats to be added in CET-K 2014 matrix

More than 600 medical seats are expected to be added in the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) seat matrix, bringing cheer to the thousands of medical aspirants. The government quota seats will be added as the Medical Council of India (MCI) has reinstated 330 seats which it had blocked before. Moreover, MCI has shifted around 300 private college seats to the government seat pool, due to alleged errant policies of the private colleges. The council has also reinstated seats of private colleges which have followed MCI’s guidelines. In Karnataka, the total number of...

Proposed Punjab IIM in Amritsar; more AIIMS in phased manner

The new Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for Punjab, which has been proposed in the Union Budget 2014, will be set up in the city of Amritsar, according to media reports. The move is expected to contribute towards the all-round development of the region. The Union Budget 2014, presented by the Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley on Thursday, July 10, 2014 , includes various positive initiatives for the education sector. It has allocated Rs 500 crore each for five new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the IIMs that are planned to be established. The overall budget...

500 crore for new IITs & IIMs; no IIT, AIIMS for Karnataka

The Union Budget 2014, presented by the Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley on Thursday, July 10, 2014 , includes various positive initiatives for the education sector. It has allocated Rs 500 crore each for five new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) that are planned to be established. Moreover, Rs 500 crore has also been earmarked for four new institutes similar to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to be set up in Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra. The overall budget allocation for the...

CET-K 2014 second extended round counseling to start on July 17

The second round of counseling (extended) of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) candidates will start on Thursday, July 17, 2014 , according to information released by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). The date has been revised from the originally scheduled date - Saturday, July 12, 2014, due to anticipation of more seats, added KEA. CET-K 2014 was held from Thursday, May 1 till Saturday, May 3, 2014 and the Results were declared on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 . It is important to note that fresh option entry will be open to all candidates, barring...

AIIMS to conduct MBBS 2014 first counseling from today

The first counseling session for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) admissions 2014 at the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is starting from today, that is, Tuesday, July 8 and will continue till Friday, July 11, 2014 . The second counseling will be held on Monday, August 11 , the third counseling on Tuesday, September 9 and open counseling will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 . The AIMS MBBS entrance examination was conducted on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at various centers in India. It was held in both online and offline mode....

COMEDK UGET first round counseling closes for medical, dental courses

The first round of counseling for Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka Under Graduate Entrance Test 2014 (COMEDK UGET 2014) rank-holders for medical/dental programs closed on Saturday, July 5, 2014. On Day 3 held on July 5, counseling was held for candidates with ranks from 4,501 to 23,794. By the end of Day 3, all general merit seats for dental courses had been taken. For the first time in a decade all general merit seats for dental courses were lapped up in the first round. A minimum of 65% of the total general merit dental seats were accepted by...

Over 6,000 engineering seats vacant post CET-K second round counseling

Altogether 11,925 engineering seats were allotted to the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) rank-holders with 6,175 seats still remaining, after the conclusion of the second round of counseling, according to information released by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). The dates for the second round of counseling (extended) are yet to be announced by the KEA. No seats are available for Medical, Farm Science and Dental courses. However, there are six seats open for Architecture, 335 available for lateral Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm) and 79 for Bachelor of...

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