Professional seat aspirants across the country may soon be facing another entrance test in addition to the existing Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K) and the Common Entrance Test (CET). According to reports, at least two and as many as four private institutions with private university status will start administering their own entrance test from 2014.
Private universities conducting their own entrance tests: Report. The new move has already been confirmed by D. Jawahar, chief executive of PES Institute of Technology. He said that the institute will be conducting its own national entrance test, adding: “We are now a private university and everything that will be done next year will be new. The Private University Act applies to us. PESIT, for the engineering courses, will not use either the CET or COMED-K. The national entrance test will determine even for the 40 per cent seats that the private varsities are mandated to give to State students.”
Jawahar also stated that the reservation policy will be followed during the admission process.
“The Supreme Court says 50 per cent of the seats will go for reservation, 35 per cent for open merit, and 15 per cent as NRI quota. Three principles will be followed for allocation of seats: transparency, merit and social justice,” he added.
Meanwhile, Reva University also confirmed that it will be conducting a separate national entrance test.
M. Dhananjaya, Dean, Student Affairs, Reva University, has already publicly stated that the proposed entrance test will be conducted for four different engineering courses: Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical.
“We are planning to conduct the test soon after the COMED-K to facilitate those who write that test to attend the Reva entrance test,” Dhananjaya explained.
Asked about the fee, the Dean clarified that the net sum will be fixed by a retired High Court judge, a management representative, the Vice-Chancellor of the university and the Principal Secretary of Higher Education.