The Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) has postponed counselling registration and schedule to June 12, 2017 from June 9,2017 citing the dealy in the announcement of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 results by CBSE.
The counselling for OCMEDK UDET 2017 will now start on June 12 with the registration for the first round of online counselling whereby students can enter their options and the process will continue till June 20. Later, the personal counselling process will be held in Bangalore. The mock allotment of seats will be available on July 1 for the students.
“Engineering and Architecture counselling process/schedule and related notification will be published shortly,” said COMEDK on its website.
This year, COMEDK had to delay the counselling despite the announcement of results ranking as early as May 29. The move to postpone COMEDK counselling was attributed to accommodate the students the option to decide on their medical seats before opting for engineering seats, said CoMEDK officials. This year, COMEDK did not hold any admission test for medical seats in view of NEET taking over the process for admission to all medical colleges including the private colleges.
The counselling for architecture courses will be open for online registration and option entry from June 17 and continue till June 23. The final list of candidates will be available on June 28 and the mock allotment will be known by July 1, it said.[To check 2016 cutoff rank for colleges under COMEDK, click here.]
For online counselling, students have to pay Rs.5,000, which will be adjusted later as part of the first term fee. The online counselling session of COMEDK will provide students to give their options of engineering colleges and in combinations as well. A mock allotment of seats will be done and the students are given a choice to change their options. After finalisation of this process, real allotment of seats will be made.
The Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K) Executuve Secretary, S. Kumar, had earlier promised to make up for the delay by announcing the mock allotment of seats on June 16, while the real allotment will be on June 21.
As per the current seat matrix, 45% of seats in private colleges are given under the government quota on the payment of about Rs.50,000 as fee, 30% seats are part of COMEDK quota given under Rs.180,000 per annum fee and the remaining 25%, including the NRI quota, are given by the respective managements on payment of Rs.10 to Rs.30 lakhs depending on their reputation and demand.
Currently KCET counselling is underway since June 5, 2017.