Over 550 boys have been made to live in OYO-partnered nearby accommodation while female students have been accommodated in faculty, guest flats inside the campus. There has been high enrolment due to EWS quota, women-only quota as well as an increase in PhD seats as part of Institute of eminence status.
Attorney General KK Venugopal said that the Constitution (103 amendment) Act, 2019 granting 10 per cent reservation to EWS is intended to uplift around 200 million people who are still below the poverty line.
Students belonging to reserved categories held protests at being excluded from the process that began Sunday following the June 4 SC order asking the state government to reconduct state admissions for PG medical and dental courses.
Open category students, seeking admission to PG (medical and dental) courses for the 2019-20 batch find themselves in a quandary with 16 per cent Maratha (Socially and Economically Backward Class) and 10 per cent EWS quotas reducing the seat pool.
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel Wednesday said Gujarat will be among the first states to implement the 10% quota from the new academic session. “Under this, children from families with an income limit of Rs 8 lakh and those who are not availing any other reservation or scholarship, will be benefitted.”
The expenditure incurred by schools for this is to be reimbursed on the basis of per-child expenditure by the state government. But over the years, there have been consistent complaints by parents that they have not been receiving free uniforms and books.
The ordinance that overturned the Supreme Court-backed formula for implementing reservations in university jobs has been challenged. How is making the department the unit for quotas different from making the institution the unit?