Minor flaws during Second Round of CET

Namita Manu was all nerves as she appeared for the second round of counselling for the Common Entrance Test (CET) 2010.

Having opted for a dental seat last time around, she returned for the second round of counselling hoping for a medical seat.

Around 348 additional seats opened up for counselling in six colleges across the State during round two.

After waiting for over 90 minutes, as the counselling for medical and dental courses was delayed, she finally secured a seat in the Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences, a government college.

“I was hoping for a seat in an older college, but I’m just happy I got a seat,” she exclaimed. Others were not as lucky.

Minor technical glitches delayed the medical counselling rounds by over two hours, while engineering admission rounds went off relatively smoothly.

It is the first time that the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) is conducting parallel counselling sessions for engineering and medical streams.

A KEA official said that it was a “challenge” and things went as expected. We tried to minimise the delay, the official remarked.

Another student, S. Chethan Gowda, who had travelled from Mandya, said : “There were some minor problems in the display of college availability list but overall things went smoothly.”

He opted for a seat in the Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences. But things were not as easy for R. Raksha from Bangalore who was attending the engineering CET.

She said that the software was a mess and the college list was not displayed when her turn came. “This created a lot of confusion for me,” she said. She opted for M.V.J College in Bangalore.

COMEDK

On Tuesday, the second rounds for admission to private colleges, conducted by the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka will be held.

For those who are appearing for CET counselling at the KEA on Tuesday, there is an extended round opportunity on Wednesday.

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