COMEDK PGET Results
The Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka ( COMEDK ) will announce the results of its Postgraduate Entrance Test ( PGET ) on 20th May, 2013.
COMEDK Chief Executive A.S. Srikanth said that the undergraduate entrance test ( UGET ) results will be out on 11th June, 2013. The last date for filing objections for PGET students is 17th May, 2013.
The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences ( RGUHS ) also decided to publish the answer keys for its PGET held on 3rd March, 2013 on Tuesday. The answer keys will be posted on its website http://www.rguhs.ac.in/.
SC fixes Schedule for Medical Dental Admissions 2013
The schedule for admissions to medical and dental courses will be in accordance with the directions issued by the Supreme Court last year in the Priya Gupta vs. State of Chhattisgarh and others case.
The State government and the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka ( COMEDK ), which conducts the entrance test on behalf of private professional colleges, recently gave such an assurance to the Karnataka High Court during the hearing of a public interest litigation petition.
The petitioner had sought an inquiry into the alleged illegal admissions by some colleges in the guise of filling surrendered seats.
A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D.H. Waghela and Justice B.V. Nagarathna disposed of the petition by recording the undertaking given on behalf of the State and the COMEDK.
It was pointed out that the Supreme Court in May last year issued directions to the authorities, including private medical and dental colleges, elaborating the time frame for admissions.
The court said that any person could move High Courts against any authority or individual who violated its directions.
The State government informed the court that steps had been taken to prevent illegal admissions in the guise of filling surrendered seats.
The apex court, after noticing the tendency of colleges admitting candidates to medical and dental courses beyond the fixed timetables, in violation of the earlier issued directions, and the manifold increase in arbitrary admissions, fixed 30th September, 2013 as the last date for students to join these courses.
While issuing the directions, the Supreme Court had said : “If any seats remain vacant or are surrendered from [ the ] all India quota, they should positively be allotted and admission granted strictly as per the merit by 15th September, 2013 of the relevant year and not by holding an extended counselling.
“The remaining time will be limited to filling the vacant seats resulting from exceptional circumstances or surrender of seats. All candidates should join the academic courses by 30th September, 2013 of the academic year.”
“No college may grant admissions without advertising the vacancies and by publicising it through the Internet, newspapers, on the notice board of schools and colleges, etc. Every effort has to be made to ensure that the admissions are given on merit and after due publicity and not in a manner which is ex facie arbitrary and casts the shadow of favouritism,” the court had directed.
Karnataka Govt directs ComedK to charge common Fee
The Karnataka State Government directed Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka ( COMEDK ), Bangalore and all private management colleges to collect common fee from the students for admissions to the professional courses from the academic year 2013 – 14.
According to the sources that colleges were collecting fees form the students on providing facilities like Internet, Bus service, ID card, coaching class and wifi etc,. They have collected from 9,000/- to 65,000/- per student during admission.
State government asked management colleges to submit a list of resources and facilities provided to students, after which the govt would sign an agreement to fixing common fees to charged by the colleges.
As per the year 2012 agreement with Comedk, the charges for a medical seat and dental seats were 35.500/- and 27,500 respectively, while the charges for an engineering seat ranged from 33,000 to 38,000/-.
According to the sources that the fee collected by the minority colleges were 3.57 lakh and 2.53 lakh for Medical and dental seat respectively. For the engineering seat ranged from 1.10 lakh to 1.37 lakh.
A meeting will be held between ComedK and state Govt in next few days, to decide the fee for different courses. Sources revealed that the government would not allow a substantial hiking of fees by the Private management colleges. Further, private colleges, who have collected excess fee from the students that greater than prescribed amount have been asked them to return the amount to the students before the commence of next academic year.
The complaints against these colleges run by religious and linguistic minorities were misusing their mandate with regard to admissions and the appointment of staff, a high level committee has been constituted to look into these institutions.
Sources revealed that the around 60% of Engineering & Medical seats were reserved for minorities, but numerous complaints regarding the sale of these seats to students from outside the state, have been received.
The Committee consisting of top officials from the fields of technical and medical education at the college level, as well as Member Secretary, Karnataka Knowledge Commission M K Sridhar has been asked to submit its report by 31st March, 2013.