The association points out that the classes usually start by September first week
Following the delay in announcing PGCET results, Karnataka
Private Post Graduate Colleges Association has shot off a letter to the minister
for higher education seeking intervention for the same.
The entrance exam that holds the key to the
MBA, MCA and M.Tech seats in the state was held on August 7 this year. The
association points out that the classes usually start by September first week, but
this time even the results are yet not out and the long process of counselling is
For the first time, it was Karnataka Examination Authority who has conducted the
entrance exam and not Visvesvaraya Technical University as in the earlier years.
The letter written on Tuesday states that normally the counselling takes one month
and the way it’s progressing, it appears like one precious semester will be lost.
The association fears that the delay will make students look for other options,
and worse still, opt for seats at colleges in other states.
Admissions for different PG courses in other universities have already commenced
and a lot of students are joining management quota seats by paying a hefty sum as
fees. Colleges offering the PG courses are finding it difficult to keep management
quota students in waiting as they cannot commence classes, M. Prakash, secretary
of the association, explained in the letter.
The delay also means students are yet to confirm their choices. Many are not confirming
the seats as they are waiting for the results. Outstation students are also inconvenienced
as the academic calender is yet to be issued, he added.
The one-month delay has put around 30, 000 students future at stake. KEA officials
informed that the date for results has not been fixed but is expected in the first
week of September
Courtesy: Times of India