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Government urged to work out a separate system involving all the stakeholders

ABVP to launch agitation if the Government fails to safeguard interests of students `Students appearing for more than one entrance test is against a Supreme Court judgment'

HUBLI: Inexperience in administration and ignorance about the law are the reasons for the coalition Government mishandling the CET imbroglio, M. Nagaraj, vice-president of the State unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishat, has said.

Addressing presspersons here on Friday, Mr. Nagaraj alleged that the State Government had passed the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions Bill-2006 without holding discussions with the stakeholders.

The confusion regarding admission to professional courses had forced the students to appear for more than one entrance test, which is against a Supreme Court judgment, he said.

The Confederation of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka and Karnataka Religious and Linguistic Minority Private Colleges Association had conducted separate entrance tests, which are against the new Bill and judgement of the Supreme Court, he said.

The Justice Venkataraman Committee, overseeing the examinations for admissions to professional courses, in its meeting on May 5, decided to recommend action against these two associations for holding separate tests, he said. It had said that these two tests were in clear violation of the Section 4 of Karnataka Private Professional Educational Institutions Act- 2006. Mr. Nagaraj urged the Government to declare these two tests "null and void."

Mr. Nagaraj said there was a need for arriving at a consensus on how to solve the CET imbroglio. He urged the Government to work out a separate system involving the stakeholders.