Bangalore, Dec 09 (UNI) Senior Congress leader and leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Council H K Patil has urged Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur to take steps to hold the Common Entrance Test (CET) for the admission into professional courses in the state for two days instead of completing it in one day.
In a letter sent to Governor Rameshwar Thakur, copy of which was released to press here today Mr Patil has informed the Governor that the Karnataka Education Authority's decision to hold the CET in one day for the academic year 2008-09 was most impractical and against the interests of the student community.
Stating that conducting of the common entrance tests for only one day will put the candidates under lot of mental pressure in facing three papers in a single day. "The decision of the Education Authority will be detrimental to the interest of the rural students who have no access to any kind of coaching and training in preparing CET examinations" Mr Patil stated.
Taking into considerations hardships and mental pessures being faced by the student community the Opposition leader has urged the Governor to instruct the authorities to hold the CET spread over for at least for two days.