Professional College Admission process may go Online

Professional College Admission process may go Online

The Karnataka State Government is sending a team – comprising officials from the Karnataka Examinations Authority ( KEA ), Higher Education Department and National Informatics Centre – to the National Institute of Technology in Surathkal and to universities in Gujarat and other States to study the feasibility of conducting professional college application, admissions and coaching online.

Karnataka Examinations Authority Report

This KEA team, top government officials said, will present a report on how best the Karnataka State can work towards setting up the basic infrastructure to take the entire admission process online.

The Government has been mulling over conducting the counselling process online, along the lines of States like Kerala. “The team will present a detailed report on how to go about online process,” the official said.

Another official, working with the KEA, called this a significant step as it would make the process easier for students and parents, make admissions more transparent and even expedite the admission cycles.

“It is likely that by the 2012 admission session, we will be able to take the professional admission process online. We are working towards that.” The Karnataka will also give students the option of applying offline in order to cater to those who are not connected to the Internet.

Online Coaching

Another major subject discussed Bangalore, in a meeting that was attended by State Higher Education Minister V.S. Acharya, was the setting up of online rural coaching centres. In districts that are not equipped with centres, the Government plans to partner with local colleges and set up labs where students can get online benefit from coaching packages.

NEET Divide

While the KEA reiterated in the meeting its offer to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test ( NEET ) and supplementary coaching to prepare students for the exam, top officials maintained it would be better to wait for two years before joining the national exam slated to be conducted by the Medical Council of India.

The final decision is now pending with the Karnataka State Government.