What is the point in COMEDK closing its counselling process before CET closes its final round (R2 extended) of counselling. A student may be forced to take up a seat through COMEDK though he/she may be hopeful of getting a satisfactory seat through CET. No one wants to take risk when it comes to their college admissions and the candidate ends paying fees to COMEDK (non-refundable). If the student gets admission through CET he/she will take it up, as the fees is only one third, vacating the seat through COMEDK.
There are many students who write NEET and CET/COMEDK aspiring for admission to medical courses but willing to take up engineering when admission through NEET doesn't come through. NEET counselling is yet to start. Hence students are holding on to their seats through CET/COMEDK creating very less open positions. Hence a student with a particular rank will get a college/course much lower in ranking compared to last year. In BMS college Computer Science course 2016 cutoff rank was 913 but this year COMEDK last round cut off rank is only 555. That means steep increase in rank which cannot be justified by any means.
COMEDK should finish their conselling only after CET/NEET completes the process. Otherwise students who drop out of COMEDK to take admissions through CET/NEET, will create lot of vacant seats that will go to college management. The management can charge a very high fees for these seats.
COMEDK was set up to bring merit and fairness in admissions to private engineering colleges in Karnataka. In this hurried closure, whom are they helping - students or management?
COMEDK needs to ensure that the process is fair to students. To facilitate this, COMEDK should close counselling only after CET and NEET counselling.