Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: Activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishat (ABVP) held a demonstration here on Thursday to protest against the failure of the Government in resolving the confusion over admissions to professional courses through the Common Entrance Test.

They criticised what they termed "callousness and indifference" on the part of Minister for Higher Education D.H. Shankarmurthy to tackle the problem which they alleged had given an impression that he had yielded to the pressure of the COMED-K.

They pointed out that hardly 343 medical seats, 4,557 engineering seats and 51 dental seats were available for the 88,766 students who took the CET. They urged the Government to promulgate an ordinance to remove confusion over admissions through the CET.

The students demanded that the Government increase its quota in aided and unaided professional colleges to enable students to secure admissions to medical, dental and engineering colleges.