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Former CM Siddaramaiah urges Karnataka govt to postpone K-CET exams



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Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

Keeping in view the incessant rainfall in Karnataka, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has urged the state government to postpone the K-CET exams which were scheduled on July 25. Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is regulated by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). It is conducted for admission to professional courses like Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharma), Diploma in Pharmacy (DPharma), Agriculture courses (Farm Science) and Veterinary courses.

In a tweet, senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah said that many parts in North Karnataka are submerged due to heavy rainfall. and people have lost both connectivity and communication. “Many parts in North Karnataka are submerged due to heavy rainfall. People have lost both connectivity and communication. This being the situation, I urge @CMofKarnataka to postone the K-CET exams which were scheduled on 25 July, in the interest of candidates from North Karnataka,” he tweeted.

The India Meteorological Department (IMS) has predicted extremely heavy rain in several districts of Karnataka, with many already seeing flooding. The weather department has also issued a red alert for Udupi, Uttara Kannada and Dakshina Kannada, as well as south interior Karnataka, Hassan, Kodagu and Shivamogga.

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) deployed disaster response teams in rain-affected areas of Uttara Kannada for rescue and relief of stranded persons. 155 persons rescued so far, officials said. 

The K-CET exam will be held on August 28 and 29 in two shifts and the Kannada language test on August 30. The exam was earlier scheduled to be held on July 7 and 8. The hall ticket will be available to download at the website from August 13. 

(With ANI Inputs)

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