The ongoing crisis over admission to engineering courses in Kerala has finally come to end with the state government and managements of self-financing colleges signing an agreement. As many as 98 colleges signed the agreement, according to which admission to 50 per cent of seats in these colleges will be from the government’s merit list. The agreement was signed after several rounds of discussion in which the state government and management took various stances.
The reason quoted by the government that merit should be the basis for admission got the upper hand. Further, the agreement also specifies that only those who belong to the merit list finalized by the entrance commissioner should be given admission, both in government and management seats. Allotment of seats is expected to begin from June 30, 2016. Moreover, the pre-normalisation clause will also be removed from the agreement.
KEAM, Kerala Engineering and Medical Entrance Examination 2016 is conducted by The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala Government. It is the major entrance exam in which near about one lakh twenty-five thousand candidates participate every year. Both Keralites and Non-Keralites are eligible to apply for the Entrance Examination.
The below mentioned 6 universities will offer admission on the basis of KEAM 2016 score:
- Mahatma Gandhi University
- University of Kerala
- University of Calicut
- Kerala Agricultural University (KAU)
- Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (KVASU)
- Kerala University of Fisheries & Ocean Studies
|Participating Engineering Colleges||Colleges||Seats|
|Private Self Financing Colleges||137||45680|
|Self Financing Engineering Colleges||24||7155|
|Colleges Under KAU & KVASU||2||119|
|Govt. Engineering Colleges||9||3233|
|Aided Engineering Colleges||3||1700|