Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Monday, Jul 19, 2010
ePaper | Mobile/PDA Version
Google



Karnataka
News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |

Karnataka - Bangalore Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

CET cell works on Sunday too

Staff Reporter


1,800 students were to be counselled on Sunday

1,545 seats selected in five centres across State


— file photo

Hectic: A CET counselling session in progress.

BANGALORE: The Karnataka Examinations Authority building, popularly known as the ‘CET Cell', is a desolate haunt on Sundays.

However, having to expedite the engineering admission season, owing to delays in obtaining clearance for the seat matrix this year, the KEA was bustling with activity on a Sunday morning.

Uncharacteristic of a Sunday morning, autorickshaws were queued up in front of the building and the waiting yard in front of the KEA building was chock-a-block with students and parents jostling for space.

The KEA officials too were out in action, working on their off-days to make up for lost time.

Hectic

A senior KEA official, who has been working round-the-clock for the past five days, said: “It just doesn't feel like a Sunday. We were here at 7 a.m. and students and parents were already queuing up. It is going to be like this till the end of this admission season,” he said.

Another official, who said she would take her compensatory off sometime next week, said: “It is very hectic here. And today, we have scheduled an extra 300 students compared to other days.”

Counselling

Meanwhile, 1,545 seats were selected in the five counselling centres across the State. On Sunday, 1,800 students were scheduled for counselling.

However, the KEA was able to complete the counselling on schedule, despite the overload.

Of the seats that were selected here, most students again continued to opt for the core branches. Says Archana Kulkarni, a student from Mount Carmel College in Bangalore: “I am surprised that there are still ECE seats available at this rank. I was prepared for a disappointing counselling day but was pleasantly surprised to see so many ECE seats on offer.” In fact, 432 students opted for ECE on Sunday.

Another student, Jyotish Rajan, too echoed the same sentiments.

“Branches such as Information Sciences, and even Civil Engineering which is my second choice, are available. I hope I get a seat of my choice. The margins are quite slippery as my fate depends on how students in the next 100 ranks will select,” a nervous Jyotish remarked.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Karnataka

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |


News Update



The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Ergo | Home |

Copyright 2010, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu