Dr CN Ashwatha Naryana, the higher education minister for Karnataka informed on Friday that the apex court has allowed the admission of students into courses concerning engineering, pharmacy, agriculture etcetera till December 31.
What caused the change?
Explaining further, he said, “The Supreme Court had ordered earlier in 2012 to complete the admission process for engineering courses before July 31 every year.”
The seat allotment needs to be finished before December 31 according to the orders of the Supreme Court.
New counselling round
The Higher Education Minister further added that considering the supreme court’s order, another ‘Casual Vacancy Round’ of counselling for the remaining seats of engineering, architecture, agricultural science, veterinary science, pharmacy will be held after allotment of seats for the medical course.
Prior practices and way forward
Explaining further, he said, “Hitherto, it was a practice to allot seats simultaneously for engineering and medical courses.”
“But, in the current year, the Supreme Court had ordered a stay on admission for medical courses till the clearance of the case related to income limit of economically backward classes,” he continued.
He added that a plea will be made before the court to allow simultaneous seat allotment for engineering and medical courses after consultation with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Medical Council of India (MCI).
Courtesy – indiatoday