Management, Technology institutes to increase seats for reservation policyManagement, Technology institutes to increase seats for reservation policy
Apnaloan.com Research Bureau
15 Apr 2008
Following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the 27 per cent reservation for other backward castes (OBCs) in central educational institutions, the government has plans to increase the number of seats so that the number of general category seats remains the same.
Media reports say that in the Budget 2008-09, Rs. 2,522 crore has been allocated for central universities, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) etc. to facilitate the increase of seats.
IIMs have been provided Rs. 53 crore, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has got Rs. 70 crore and National Institute of Technology (NITs) Rs. 608 crore.
no mention of the exact increase in the number of seats.
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