Karnataka Higher Education Minister, CN Ashwath Narayan, said on Friday that he had requested the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) not to impose a penalty on students, who had occupied their seat of engineer or had previously been admitted to an engineering course, now seeking admission to medical courses. He says, this provision for students will only be applicable for the current academic year.
”There were concurrent allocations for engineering and medical courses in previous years. But in the current year, there has been a delay in the allocation of places for medical courses due to a petition filed with the court regarding the NEET exam, and this has led to the uncertainty,’ Narayan said.
“Students who had been admitted to engineering or held engineering places but have now been granted medical places can be admitted to medical courses. For this, no fine will be imposed,” he said, quoted by his office in a press release.
“In previous years, for these students, a penalty of five times the fees was imposed. But this year, it was decided earlier to collect a one-year fee as a penalty. However, now that too is cancelled,’ he added.
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