Centralisation of CET Counselling criticised

Diploma holders aspiring to enter engineering courses have criticised the decision of the State Government not to hold CET counselling for them in Gulbarga and other centres, as it was done for those who had passed out of pre-university college.

Protesting against the centralisation of the admission process in Bangalore, the diploma holders took out a procession here on Wednesday and staged a demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office, under the banner of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike.

Addressing the protesters, president of the vedike Arunkumar Patil said the decision of the State Government not to hold counselling in districts outside Bangalore was surprising.

Students and their parents had to spend two to three days in Bangalore to complete the admission process, as well as spend on travel and board, he said.


Mr. Patil condemned the decision of the State Government to increase the fee structure for diploma holders joining engineering courses, from Rupee 8,000 last year to Rupee 18,090 a year this year, and Rupee 28,090 at evening colleges.

The students would be forced to launch a sustained struggle against the Government if the fees were not restored to the original amounts, he warned.

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