Published: 13th September 2019
MBA aspirants in a lurch as college name not updated by Karnataka Examinations Authority
Students attempting an admission in a government engineering college in Chamarajanagar, were given admission in another aided college some 60 kilometres away
What came as a shocker to several MBA aspirants in Bengaluru is that the college they applied to was that the name of the college printed in the admission order did not match with the new name of the institute.
"The college refused to admit us as the admission order issued by Karnataka Examination Authority had not printed the updated name for admission. We have paid the fees abd now the admission is denied to us," said one of the students to TNIE.
Thursday was the last day for Karnataka - CET students to submit their fees for admission. A rush of confused students and parents were seen running from pillar to post to get their admission related issues to be resolved. Lack of proper redressal system at the Karnataka Examinations Authority put a number of MBA candidates and engineers in a lurch as their admissions drew close on Thursday.
Half a dozen MBA aspirants were seen waiting till late in the noon atleast for a letter from the examination authority. While these students had obtained admissions in a college for MBA programme, they were refused a seat as the name of the college did not match its updated name, the students said.
Another MBA student who paid his challan for admission in a college in the city, had to run from pillar to post because of ambiguous list of rules. "The rules state that after downloading the Challan, candidate has to pay the prescribed fee in any nearest Bank which will be notified by KEA. The two banks where the money will be deposited are corporation and ICICI. Upon going to ICICI bank, we were told that we need to have an account with them for transaction above Rs 50,000 (while the MBA fee is Rs 54,000). Only later did we manage to make the payment through another bank via NEFT," said the students parent.
"We were inconvenienced not just by the bank but also the department officials who did not seem to understand what the problem was," said the candidate.
Students attempting an admission in a government engineering college in Chamarajanagar, were given admission in another aided college some 60 kilometres away they said. "The government college has 30 vacant seats and is much closer to our place of residence. The previous year, students were given admission there using a certificate by the KEA, but this time authorities claimed its not possible," said one of the students.
Official from the KEA said there have been 6 cases about the transactions not going through but have all resolved been in the day. As for students seeking admission in the government college, only if they surrender their seat in the college where they are confirmed will they have a chance,. This, because the KEA rules state that candidate cant have two seats at the time."
About the lack of updation of the institute name on the KEA portal, the official said the seat matrix came with the old name. It would seem that the college has changed its name on its own. The matter was discussed with the government who said that if the college has applied for the change in name, it will be done immediately. Students will be given a new admission order. MBA admission payment is extended by another day," he added.