The Karnataka Professional Education Institutions (Regulation of Admissions and Determination of Fee) Act, 2006 is not likely to be implemented from the current academic year of 2015-16.
Even after lot of planning to introduce a Single Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to undergraduate professional courses in government and private colleges, the government of Karnataka is unable to introduce the act but still claims of making efforts to implement the act. As per the government, process is still in the initial stages.
“To amend the act, there is a need for a formula. We are in the process of framing one. The government has formed fee-fixation and admission-monitoring committees headed by retired high court judges. Everything will be done at the appropriate time related to the deadline to fix fees,” reports TOI.
On reacting to the implementation of act, students’ union opposed by saying that Single Entrance Test will lead to different fees for different colleges. Even students who get government-quota seats will have to pay high fees.
With the delayed decision on the act for the current year, students preparing for their II-year PUC exams will be pressurized more. The government will take much time to finalize the fee structure and seat-sharing.