Changing Paradigms! — Redefining engineering seat selection.
How an impromptu trip towards the heart of the Bengaluru city, planted the seed of inspiration behind changing the modus-operandi of the prestigious Karnataka CET Counselling.
The first steps towards one's career can be a crucial and set in motion the professional ethos for a young lad filled with dreams. Bengaluru being deemed as India’s Silicon Valley and a house to approximately 123 engineering colleges, Karnataka Education Authority undertakes the esteemed task of online Common Entrance Tests (Similar to LSATS in USA) that chart out the seat allotment for each student based on their scores.
It was one sultry afternoon in the mid of the year 2008. While we were on our way to our scheduled meeting across town, we made a mistake of taking a mainstream route that connected our destinations. We ended up behind a long line of traffic pile up outside the CET counselling centre located at Malleshwaram. The traffic was a mess there as there was a long line of students & their parents standing outside the semi-closed gates waiting for their turn on seat selection for engineerings eats. It was a hot & sultry afternoon, & the queue just never seemed to end. It got frustrating to the bystanders, the piled up vehicles, the dishevelled traffic cop doing his best. It was at this moment, what sparked our imagination & we asked ourselves “Handling so many people can be a challenge for the authorities, why should’nt we help them improve this?” — recalls Mr. Madan fondly, Founder & President of Alackrity Consols.
Imagine a student residing in a remote town North of Karnataka. While he harbours the dream of getting into the best of engineering colleges the state has to offer, he has to exclusively travel all the way to Bangalore to register his seat based on his ranking. Although fruitful, with technology having advanced, it is futile to not consider remote counselling that would enable a student to book his seat on the premise of a local pre-university college in his own town!