Students can join colleges, if satisfied with allotted seats
As many as 69,531 professional course aspirants, who have submitted their options on the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) portal, will know their chances of getting a government or government-quota seat on Wednesday as the KEA will release details of the real allotment at 11.30 a.m. on its website.
According to a press note from the KEA, students can join the allotted colleges, if they are satisfied with the allotted seat, after payment of fees through the e-payment mode introduced this year, and then report to the KEA online.
If a candidate is partially satisfied with the allotted seat and wants to participate in the second round of counselling from July 23, then he will have to pay the prescribed fees and intimate the KEA. They need not join the college allotted in the first round and their seat will either remain or be replaced by an alternative seat opted for by the student in the second round.
In case of the latter, the seat allotted in the first round will get automatically cancelled and the new seat will be confirmed. If the seat opted for in the second round is not available, then the seat allotted in the first round will be retained.
The KEA has cautioned students that if they do not pay the fees within the stipulated time, the allotted seat will be cancelled and brought back to the pool for allotment in the second round. Further, failure to join the college or to surrender the seat allotted at the end of the second round will result in forfeiture of the fees paid and cancellation of the seat allotted.
Meanwhile, 843 seats were taken on the fifth day of counselling for engineering courses by the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) on Tuesday. While 3,150 students were scheduled to attend counselling, 897 participated and chose from the available 14,096 seats. For students attending counseling on the sixth day, there are 13,253 to choose from.