MU writes to govt,says won’t change quota circular till there is clarity

The Mumbai University (MU) registrar has written to the state government seeking clarity on the minority quota rule.

Written by Dipti Sonawala | Mumbai | Updated: April 11, 2014 5:04 pm

The Mumbai University (MU) registrar has written to the state government seeking clarity on the minority quota rule.

This,after Maharashtra Navnirman Vidyarthi Sena (MNVS) protested and the minister for minority affairs pulled up MU for a circular reducing seats under the quota.

The MU registrar has refused to change circular till there is clarity on quota rule.

The rule sets aside 15 per cent seats in a minority college for management. Of the remaining 85,it reserves 50 per cent (43 seats) for minorities and divides the remaining (42) equally among open and reserved category students.

However,the MU circular gives 50 per cent each to minority students and those in open and reserved categories. It says the 50 per cent minority quota will include 15 per cent management quota,reducing minority seats to 35.

The issue was raised by MNVS June 12,when the authorities admitted an error in the circular and promsied to rectify it to avoid confusion during admissions.

“I have written to the state seeking clarity on the rule. We are not making changes till we have clarity,” said registrar M A Khan.

Arif Naseem Khan,minister for minority affairs and guardian minister,said,“It is shocking the varsity is not clear about the minority rule. They must stick to the rule,unless there is an amendment. I will take up this matter with the vice-chancellor of MU.”

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