Sixty COVID-19 constructive college students had been among the many 1.47 lakh who appeared for the Karnataka Frequent Entrance Check for engineering and different programs which started on Thursday with precautionary measures reminiscent of social distancing, Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan stated.
Out of the 1.94 lakh college students who had enrolled for it, a complete of 1.47 lakh appeared on the primary day of the three-day take a look at at 497 centres throughout the state, marking about 75 per cent attendance, Narayan, who holds the upper schooling portfolio, informed a press convention right here.
He stated 60 of the scholars, together with 12 from the town, had been contaminated by the coronavirus and particular preparations, together with seperate seating had been made for them.
Taking a cue from the graceful conduct of the SSLC and the pre-university examinations by the Division of Public Instruction, the state authorities proceeded with holding the CET for admission to engineering, agriculture and pharma programs.
“Elaborate preparations had been made for the COVID-19 contaminated college students to look for the examination. They had been dropped at the examination centres and dropped again to their respective locations within the division’s ambulance,” the Deputy Chief Minister stated.
Separate sitting preparations have been made for the COVID-19 college students and so they confronted the examination courageously, he stated.
As a part of precautionary measures, utilization of masks and sanitisers had been made obligatory.
To take care of social distancing, a most of 24 college students are allowed in a single examination corridor, he stated.
Earlier within the day, he stated: “We’re abiding by the rules issued by the excessive court docket. Masks, sanitisers and social distancing are obligatory for the scholars. There are not any shortcomings within the preparations by the federal government. College students can fortunately seem for the examination.” The Karnataka Excessive Courtroom on Wednesday rejected a plea for a keep on the exams by petitioners who expressed concern that conduct of the take a look at would push the candidates to the danger of COVID-19 and laid down tips to make sure security of the scholars.
Narayan stated this yr the counselling for the allotment of seats can be completely completed on-line.
In the meantime, at Authorities Dental Faculty at Ballari, an invigilator appeared in private safety tools protecting himself utterly.
5 COVID contaminated college students, who appeared for the examination, expressed their satisfaction over the preparations made within the school.