B.S. Ramesh

New set of guidelines for counselling in admission to professional colleges ready

BANGALORE: The Committee for Overseeing Admission in Private Professional Colleges has reportedly come up with a set of guidelines to streamline the counselling process conducted by private professional colleges in the State.

In a few days from now, counselling for students who appeared for the undergraduate common entrance test (UGCET), conducted by the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K), will most likely be on a new pattern if the Government accords permission to it.

Sources in private management institutions told The Hindu on Friday that the guidelines specify that the counselling should be conducted on the premises of the CET Cell itself. It has suggested that an observer be appointed to oversee the counselling process.

The counselling will be conducted on an all-India basis and all students will have to assemble on premises of the CET Cell at Malleswaram, Bangalore. The counselling will begin on June 14.

The guidelines, while detailing the role of an observer, say the counselling would be conducted in a fair and transparent manner. The observer would have to ensure that counselling is based on merit. The observer would later have to submit a report to the S. Venkataraman Committee which will approve all admissions to professional colleges in the State.

Sources in the Government said it is yet to decide whether or not to approve the guidelines.

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