The recent Supreme Court order to RETEST the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) 2015 will also lead to a delay in the counseling of medical aspirants who qualified the Common Entrance Test and Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK).
CET and COMEDK officials have already stated that the SC verdict could delay the counseling by a month.
“We have to re-adjust the counselling schedule to avoid inconvenience to meritorious students. We are planning to postpone the final round of counselling by four weeks,” said A S Srikanth, Executive Officer of COMEDK, as reported by the Indian Express.
Meanwhile, an unnamed official in the Department of Medical Education, Karnataka, was quoted saying: “If we finish counselling process as per the schedule, there are chances of seat blocking. For example, a student who has taken a seat in COMEDK or CET can again take a seat at All India quota.”
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Keeping the AIPMT controversy and the subsequent legal repercussions in mind, COMEDK has already rescheduled its final round of counseling. However, Dr Sharan Prakash Patil, the Medical Education Minister in the state government has stated that he was yet to take a decision on postponing the counseling.
The delay is an inevitable result of the fact that 15 per cent of the seats in all government medical colleges are reserved for the All India quota, to be filled by the AIPMT rank list.
Commenting on the inconvenience students are being subject to due to the AIPMT controversy, Dr Sridhar G, Managing Director, Ace Creative Learning Pvt. Ltd , said: “This is unfortunate. Almost all students have got ranks based on the other entrance examinations and are in the final stages of choosing their medical colleges. Students will find it difficult to study and write another exam.”