Higher Education Minister of Karnataka Dr CN Ashwatha Narayan said on Friday that the apex court has allowed students to take admission in courses related to engineering, pharmacy, agriculture etc till December 31.
Explaining further, Education Minister of Karnataka, ‘Earlier in 2012, the Supreme Court had ordered to complete the process of admission to engineering courses before July 31 every year. According to the order of the Supreme Court, the seat allotment has to be finished before December 31.
Casual Vacancy Round:
The Higher Education Minister further said that one more ‘Casual Vacancy Round’ of counseling for remaining seats in Engineering, Architecture, Agricultural Science, Veterinary Science, Pharmacy after allotment of seats for medical courses considering the Supreme Court order will be held.
Elaborating further, he said, “Till now it was the practice to allot seats for engineering and medical courses together.”
But, in the current year, the Supreme Court had ordered a stay on admission to medical courses till the approval of the case relating to income limit of economically backward classes.
He said a petition would be filed before the court to allow simultaneous seat allotment for engineering and medical courses after consultation with All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and Medical Council of India (MCI).