The competition for those coveted medical and engineering seats has just got tougher with more students becoming eligible in this year’s CET. Never in the recent past had Karnataka seen so many students vying for professional-courses seats.
The results, announced on Wednesday, show there are about 2,000 more students eligible for medical and 5,000 more for engineering than last year. Of the 1,18,780 students who wrote
CET, 15,776 students are eligible for medicine; 59,011 for ISM and homeopathy; 78,694 for engineering; and 836 for architecture. This is against 13,666 and 73,242 last year for medical and engineering respectively. The increase can be attributed to the improved PU pass percentage this year.
The seat matrix and the increase in the number of seats available will be announced by July 10. There are more girls eligible for medical seats than boys; while boys hold sway over engineering.
Bangalore shines, with four medical toppers out of the top 10 ranks, and six engineering toppers. This includes the first rank in both streams. The capital swept architecture, with eight out of the top ten ranks.
Other districts that have done well are Dakshina Kannada, Mysore, Udupi and Shimoga — probably because of the availability of good coaching. On the other hand, Yadgir had only 45 students who became eligible for medical counselling, Koppal had 38 and Kodagu 91; for engineering, these numbers were 244, 291 and 542 respectively.