With a rising number of impersonation cases coming into the fore, the COMEDK Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET 2015) for the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) is to undergo some very necessary changes this year. With 35 arrests being made last year alone on charges of impersonating another person, this move is to make the selection process more transparent; while also at the same time making the process easier for interested candidates. The majority of the arrests were reportedly from the Northern states of the country.
Earlier, educational institutes such as colleges and coaching institutes were allowed to register on behalf of their students. Come this year, this will no longer be possible. Also, individual candidates will only be able to fill up the form once they have registered online with the COMEDK and have been allotted a unique user identification and password.
In addition to these changes, all paper correspondence with the institution can now be undertaken only by using “Speed Post”. This according to COMEDK will allow for a much easier tracking of the correspondence.
In a bid to make the process a little easier on the students, interested candidates will no longer be required to submit their caste certificates along with the application form. While there is no reservation system in COMEDK; the certificates will need to be furnished at a later date if the candidate requires a lowering of the minimum qualifying criteria, a facility that is afforded to ST, SC and OBC candidates.
With these reforms, the only identity proof that a candidate will be required to furnish will be the one which they used at the time of their application to the UGET 2015.