Karnataka: CET repeater dispute is resolved; counselling begins on October 3

Karnataka government announces revised CET rankings will be published on September 29 . Admissions counseling will begin on October 3 .

BENGALURU: On Friday night, the Karnataka government announced that revised CET rankings would be published on September 29 and that admissions counseling would begin on October 3, just hours after a weeks-long debate over repeaters was settled using a formula drawn by an expert committee.During a hearing in the Karnataka high court, which was hearing the appeals made by the state government and the Karnataka Examinations Authority, the competing parties in the row agreed to the normalization scheme suggested by the commission.A division bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Alok Aradhe ordered the state to issue an order based on the agreed formula during the dismissal of the petitions.The bench said that the marks obtained in II PU 2021 for UGCET 2022-23 will be calculated only for the purposes of CET and would have no further effect.

To preserve freshers' interest, the committee suggested a 10% increase in the number of IT-related branches in engineering colleges, according to the committee, who acknowledged that there could be minor changes in rankings.On September 3, a single bench asked the government and KEA to revise their CET ranking list for academic year 2022-23 by comparing their PU marks and CET marks in a 50:50 ratio for repeaters, as was done for freshers.The bench also dismissed a KEA note on July 30 that qualifying marks of students of 2021 that were not considered for CET ranking for academic year 2021-22 will not be considered for academic year 2022-23.At least 50 repeaters slammed it, describing it as unfair and discriminatory.

According to KEA, the redoing of a ranking would sway rankings and jeopardize interest of newcomers.