Karnataka announces penalty waiver for passing medical course this year

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The Karnataka government has directed the state examination authority not to impose a penalty on students, who had occupied their engineering seat or who have already been admitted to an engineering course, who are now applying to be admitted to medical courses.

Sharing the development, Karnataka Higher Education Minister CN Ashwath Narayan said he had ordered the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) not to charge for the sanction. However, he indicated that this provision for students will only be applicable for the current academic year.

The minister said 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 positions, but who have now been granted places in medicine can be admitted to medicine courses. For this, no fine will be imposed,” he said. he declares.

“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 this too is canceled “, added Narayan.

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