The results of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2020 will be announced on August 20, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan confirmed.
Claiming that the announcement of the results will be the fastest to date, he said, “This is the first time in the history of CET, that the results are going to be announced in such a short duration. While the announcement comes in just 19 days after the examination, this is part of the measures taken by the government keeping in mind the best interest of the students,” he explained.
Also in charge of the Higher Education portfolio, Ashwathnarayan said that the fees and the seat-matrix ratio will remain the same as it was for the academic year 2019-2020.
“There will be no hike in fees in view of the prevailing COVID-19 and flood situation in the state. Besides this, the seat-sharing ratio would also be continued as in the previous year and representatives of all the associations have agreed to this,” he informed.
Earlier during the day, Ashwathnarayan met representatives of the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK), an association of unaided private engineering colleges in the state. Seat-sharing and fixing fees for engineering courses were among the main topics discussed during the same.
Agreeing to the proposal of the government, the managements of private colleges refrained from submitting a new proposal for the academic year 2020-21, higher education department officials said.
“While the 45:30:25 ratio will be continued, the government’s share will be 45 percent, COMED-K and NRI/Management quota will share 30 and 25 per cent respectively,” officials clarified.
Further, explaining the two types of fee structures, the Deputy CM said, “In one of the compositions, it has been decided to fix a fee of is Rs. 65,360 for CET students and Rs. 1,43,748 for COMED-K students. In another composition, for CET students it would be Rs. 58,808 and RS. 2,01,960 for COMED-K students.”
Considering the pandemic situation, the Karnataka government has decided to hold the counseling process totally online this year. “This will be done before the end of October. Students can take counseling from their respective places and avoid coming to Bengaluru for this,” the minister said.
KCET 2020 witnessed over 90% attendance amid Covid-19 fears
The exams were held on July 30 and 31. According to statistics shared by the Karnataka Examinations Authority, the Physics paper was attended by 1,75,428 candidates (90.23 per cent of those enrolled) while 1,75,337 (90.10 per cent) attended the Chemistry test. The same for Biology and Mathematics, on Thursday, was 79.90 per cent and 91.92 per cent respectively.