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Tamil Nadu: 7.5% reservation for Govt school students in professional courses

Last November, a similar quota was introduced by the previous AIADMK government in medical admissions.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai |
Updated: August 5, 2021 6:47:17 pm
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin. (File)

Tamil Nadu government issued an order introducing 7.5% horizontal reservation for students from government schools in admissions to engineering, agriculture, veterinary and fisheries courses from the coming academic year. Last November, a similar quota was introduced by the previous AIADMK government in medical admissions.

According to a government release issued on Wednesday, the decision to extend the reservation quota for many more courses was followed by recommendations from the Justice Murugesan commission that studied the reasons for low admission rates of the government school students in many professional courses. The commission found that there was hardly 3% of government school students who get admitted in professional colleges.

The 7.5% reservation for government school students in medical admissions, a similar quota which was introduced by the AIADMK government in November 2020, was to directly pay fees of students to medical and dental colleges. A revolving fund created for the purpose under the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation (TNMSC) was being used for the purpose. A senior higher education department official said similar arrangements will be made for the latest announcement as well and that the details will be revealed in the assembly.

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