CET: DK fails to make it to top 5 in rank list

Source: TNN | Published on 31st July 2022, 6:26 AM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru: Toppers from Dakshina Kannada district, who generally make a mark by bagging the top five positions in the CET every year, had to give up the top slots to candidates from other districts. Candidates from the district have been unable to make it to the top five positions in the CET, for admission to engineering, BVSc, and BPharma courses. In the CET to get admission in the bachelor of naturopathy and yogic sciences (BNYS) course, Aditya Kamath Ammembal, a student of Expert PU College, bagged the seventh rank. Manoj N of Alvas PU College has bagged the eighth rank in BNYS, and the fifth rank in BSc (agriculture), in the CET.

Usha Prabha Nayak, vice-president, Expert Institutions, said aspirants who are good in studies, are now focusing on NEET or JEE, rather than CET. “Though we encourage them to write the CET, they are not keen on it. They feel that the same time can be invested in preparing for NEET or JEE, as it can fetch them a better ranking, and seats in reputed colleges,” she said.

Fr Clifford Sequeira, principal, St Aloysius PU College, Mangaluru, said that students who appeared for the CET, missed regular learning for two years straight, due to the pandemic. As a result, aspirants did not get enough time to study for the CET.

Of late, some colleges have mushroomed in the state, and focus only on bagging ranks in, and preparing for entrance tests. “Our college or other institutions in Dakshina Kannada, give equal importance to every exam, be it the board exam, NEET, CET, or JEE,” said a principal from a college, adding that candidates could not prepare well, as there was less time between board exams and the CET. A total 12,179 candidates applied for the CET, and among them, 11,747 have appeared for the test in Dakshina Kannada.

Aditya Kamath Ammembal, who has bagged the seventh rank to get admission in BNYS, in the CET, said that he is awaiting the results of the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Exam (KVPY), and is confident of obtaining a good rank. He has appeared for the NEET as well. “I am expecting a good rank in the KVPY. I wish to study at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and become a scientist,” he said. He is the son of Dr Manjunath Kamath and Dr Shanthi Kamath.

Manoj N, a student of Alva’s PU College, and resident of Nelamangala, Bengaluru, said that he wishes to become a doctor. “I have written the NEET, and am hopeful of getting a good rank,” said Manoj, who is the son of Nagaraju P, an agriculturist, and Jayalakshmi K H.

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