The Deemed universities and minority institutions offering admission to MBBS and BDS programs in Karnataka have sought time over the state government’s request to provide a percentage of seats to be filled up through the state’s Common Entrance Test (CET).
Apparently, there are few takers of BDS seats as most of the candidates who cleared the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) have already opted for MBBS. As a result, following the first round of counseling, the university conducted a special test on August 24, 2014 to fill the BDS seats that remained vacant. However, that hardly made the situation any better.
The situation is not particularly different in private colleges – a fact that’s evident by the manner in which the government had already surrendered its 250 quota seats in the five private dental colleges across the state.