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).
Karnataka’s Medical Education Minister Sharanaprakash Rudrappa Patil met the representatives of deemed universities and minority institutions in a meeting to discuss the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s order on the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for MBBS and BDS admissions.
The Centre had issued an ordinance following the pressure from different states which was signed by the President. It had exempted the states from filling the state quota seats in government and private medical colleges through NEET for this academic year. The Karnataka CET scores will be used for admissions to government medical colleges and government quota seats in private medical colleges if they agree to share them.
Dr. Patil said that deemed universities and minority institutions have sought 15 days’ time. “We’ve asked them to give us 25% seats. “Deemed universities are supposed to give us seats, but they give us only a percentage of seats upon the intake that is enhanced.”
For example, if a deemed university or private institution has increased its intake from 100 to 150 seats, it will share a percentage of seats from the 50 increased seats, and not from the overall 150.
The State government is in favor of admissions to be conducted by a single body. Also, there is no consensus on the fee structure in deemed universities.
The deemed universities, private medical colleges and minority institutions will make admissions to medical and dental courses through the NEET scheduled to be held July 24.