Mangalore, October 2: Karnataka Examination Authority of Government of Karnataka has successfully completed the admission process for the medical and engineering courses for the year 2010-2011, Minister for Higher Education VS Acharya said.
Speaking to the media persons on sidelines of the 16th annual all India Conference of National Organisation of Bank Workers (NOBW) at Sanganiketan here on Saturday, he said that there are a total of 48045 engineering and medical seats including BE, MBBS, BDS, BUMS, BAMS and BHMS seats available in 297 higher education institutions across the state. Among them, all 1822 medical seats have been filled up and out of 41091 engineering seats, 38105 seats have been filled up. As many as 6652 seats are still vacant because of the unavailability of the aspirant students, he said.
Denying allegation that the government institutions lack basic infrastructure and good faculty, Acharya said that the students prefer government and private colleges equally in the state.
“Karnataka is the most preferred destination for Higher education in entire country”, he added.
Before addressing media persons Acharya inaugurated the two-day conference. In his inaugural address, Minister said that Karnataka has emerged No 1 state in the country as far as the banking industry and financial management are concerned. District-in-charge Minister Krishna J Palemar, Mayor Rajani Dugganna, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel were among those present. Coastal Digest