Thiruvananthapuram: The government has initiated steps to amend the agreement, which stipulated that the third allotment for the self-financing engineering colleges should be completed by October 31.
The second allotment for engineering courses in the state was postponed to October 23 due to the ongoing allotment through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
However, the state has back-to-back holidays after October 23. Therefore, there is not sufficient time to conduct the third allotment within October 31 after the students complete the admission process at colleges.
Hence, the government has requested the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE) to amend the agreement between the government and management of the self-financing engineering colleges.
Meanwhile, the managements have been irked with the stance taken by the Technological University against the new courses sanctioned by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for 22 colleges of the engineering managements' association.
An order has been issued, sanctioning 10 per cent additional seats at all government engineering colleges for students from the economically backward sections of the forward communities. The seats have been allotted for admission to engineering and architecture undergraduate courses. However, this is subject to approval from the AICTE and Council of Architecture.
Ten per cent additional seats were also sanctioned for reservation for forward communities in the BTech courses in dairy technology and food technology of the Kerala Veterinary University.
For more information, visit official website: www.cee-kerala.org