Management seats in Bangalore colleges to be costlier?
The battle between CET and COMEDK has finally concluded with bitter results. Common Entrance Test (CET) will be held only for government and aided colleges while admissions to private institutions in Bangalore will be based on COMEDK(Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka). Private colleges will propose their own fee and no merit seats would be available for CET candidates. Management seats in Bangalore would also go higher proportionately. The number of seats under CET will drastically fall and fees in good colleges will go up. Few supporting facts:
- The number of government colleges in Karnataka is comparatively less.
- There are 192 engineering colleges in the city, among which 12 are government and nine are aided.
- Among the 42 medical colleges, only 12 are government.
- There are only 2 government dental colleges in the state.
There will be no CET quota in private colleges. This means that the number of engineering seats that a student can pick up under government fees would shrink to around 6,150 from the 42,200 seats (an 85% drop) that were available under CET last year. Medical seats under CET would shrink to around 1,150 from 2,200 (almost 50%) last year. There are only two government dental colleges in the state, leaving students with some 100 seats under CET to choose from.
The best of engineering colleges in Bangalore, come under the private sector. In 2013, not one in the top 500 ranks of CET picked up a government engineering college. Of the 200 odd students who got seats through CET, half of them joined RVCE and another bulk went to PESIT. These two are the only sought after government medical colleges. The only aided college among the top is BMS College of Engineering. To put it simply, the number of seats available under CET will be reduced to one seventh in engineering and half in medical. In case of engineering, the seats in top institutes with government fees are almost nil. And with private colleges gearing up for a fee revision, things do not look well for students at all.