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Gujarat University first to implement EWS quota

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By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: May 5, 2016 4:00:28 am

The Gujarat University on Wednesday announced to implement 10 per cent quota for upper-caste poor from the currently academic year.

With the announcement, Gujarat University became the first educational institution to implement the Gujarat Unreserved Economically Weaker Sections (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions in the State and of Appointments and Posts in Services under the State) Ordinance, 2016, which was promulgated on May 1.

The university also announced 2 per cent quota for national sportspersons. With this, 61.5 per cent seats in the university fall under reserved category.

Speaking to mediapersons, vice-chancellor M N Patel said a separate merit list would be prepared for EWS candidates, like those for other reserved categories.

When pointed out that EWS quota was in excess of the 50 per cent cap on reservation set by the Supreme Court, the V-C said, “The ordinance has already been notified and we are bound to follow it.” Families that earn less than Rs 6 lakh per annum would qualify for the quota.

The university also announced online registration for admission to various graduate and post-graduate courses would begin from May 20. The last day of registration is May 30.

Candidates would also have to prepare a choice-list of 15 colleges under the university, while submitting the admission form.

Patel said students seeking admission under reserved categories would have to get their documents, including caste certificates, verified from select colleges notified on the university’s website.

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