The result of the Karnataka CET has already been out, and on 20 July the Medical Education Minister of Karnataka has declared that there will be 500 more seats in MBBS and 260 more seats in BDS by this academic year. The two rounds of counselling of Karnataka CET for the academic year 2016 has already been done and students should get ready for the third round of counselling.
Karnataka Medical Counselling 2016 : Seats increased to 3000
This increment has been possible due to the opening of three new medical colleges under the government. Deemed universities will be having 115 more medical seats and minority colleges will be having 364 more seats. Earlier there were only two thousand six hundred thirty-six medical seats last year under the government quota. The increment in the seats will make the total of 3000 seats. In the first round, a total of 2491 medical seats were made available to the students, out of which maximum has been already taken. There are four more private colleges that are under the moderation of Indian Medical Council. They are yet to be approved by the government and hence they will be not be participating in any round of counselling. A total of five deemed universities will be participating in the medical and dental college counselling as well, said by the government.
As per the data, the number of students qualified this year in CET- 2016 has also been increased. Last year when only 19,275 students were qualified for medical and dental seat courses, this year the number is just double and a total of 41,530 students has been qualified for CET – 2016 counselling. Also, the Karnataka government has announced that there would not be any CET from 2017 and students have to give NEET for getting admission into any Karnataka medical and dental colleges. The fee of Linguistics minority colleges and deemed universities for the current academic year has also not been changed.