24 students were sent back for failing to produce original documents, no objection certificate and non-availability of ranks. It meant that they would not get admission to a professional course of their choice under the government quota for 2012-13.

As many as 4,500 students seeking admission to professional courses through the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) for 2012-13 got their documents verified at the Mangalore helpline centre between June 25 and July 10, according to C. Suresh Thunga, nodal officer of the centre.

Addressing presspersons at the centre at the National Institute of Technology – Karnataka (NIT-K) in Surathkal on Tuesday, he said that 24 students were sent back during the document-verification round for want of proper documents. They were not part of 4,500 students whose documents were found to be in order.

He said the 24 students were sent back for failing to produce original documents, no objection certificate and non-availability of ranks. It meant that they would not get admission to a professional course of their choice under the government quota for 2012-13.

Of the 24 students, some of them had lost their ranks as they changed their reservation category to general during the document-verification round. While applying for the Common Entrance Test, they had applied under their respective reservation categories. But during the document-verification round, they failed to produce documents to prove their reservation category.

Hence, they changed the category to general.

As a result, there was modification in their rank. After they changed their category, some of them did not have minimum percentage of marks prescribed for the general category.

Hence, they lost their ranks and were kept out of the admission process.

Negligence

He attributed this to the negligence on the part of students and their parents while filling application forms while applying for CET.

Mr. Thunga said that negligence of some students had deprived them of the opportunity to get admission to a professional course of their choice under the government quota.

Some of them, who otherwise would have got a seat under their respective reservation category with zero fee (like for Scheduled Tribes), would now have to pay it as they had changed their category to general.

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