Results of the CET are set to be announced on June 1, 2016, principals of the colleges have the fear that the seats of top engineering colleges will get blocked by the ‘fence sitters’-students who have opted for both engineering and medical streams. They are likely to block engineering seats at the top colleges as a backup plan, till they get through a medical seat of their choice.
CET counseling which allows students to choose colleges will get over by July 31, 2016; much before the beginning of the NEET counseling session. So if the student is indecisive, he/she will wait until engineering admissions are over and have already secured a seat to make a choice,
The challenge before the engineering colleges is ‘freeze, slide, float’ between colleges and faculties. Students will adopt the float option till the time they get into their dream course and college.