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Andhra HC striking down sub-quota: IITs seek govt’s direction

In wake of Andhra Pradesh High Court striking down the 4.5 per cent sub-quota to minorities within OBC reservation,the IITs,which are in midst of the counselling process,have sought a direction from the government.

In wake of Andhra Pradesh High Court striking down the 4.5 per cent sub-quota to minorities within OBC reservation,the IITs,which are in midst of the counselling process,have sought a direction from the government.

As many as 325 aspirants belonging to economically and socially backward sections of minority communities have been shortlisted for admission to the 15 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) under the sub-quota.

The high court order has not only raised the worries of these candidates but has also left the IITs in a confused state.

“We have sought advice from the HRD Ministry and are awaiting a view from them,” said a source in the IIT joint admission board.

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Counselling for admission to 15 IITs and IT-BHU and ISM-Dhanbad is currently underway and the process will go on till 5 pm on June 10.

The web release of the first seat allotment will be made on June 14.

Sources in HRD Ministry said they are evaluating the situation following the high court order even as Law Minister Salman Khurshid today said they would move the Supreme Court against the high court ruling.

The HRD Ministry had asked all institutions to implement the sub-quota from January 2012. The IITs are the first to implement the government’s decision.