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?
While admission for reserved seats at entry level classes (nursery, KG and class I) is conducted centrally by the education department itself, there is no consolidated process upwards of entry level classes.
In a meeting of the Gurjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti, it was decided on Friday that the community will hold panchayats from where they could start their protests if the government doesn’t pay heed to their demands.