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More seats in IIT, IIM, University of Delhi under reserve for economically weak

Last week, the Union's Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, had announced that the new quota of 10 % for the weakest sectors (EWS) would mean a 25% increase in positions in higher education institutions and universities throughout the country. In other words, this will supposedly add up to three lakh seats in centrally funded institutions, as the government clarified that more seats would be introduced to accommodate the new quota instead of including it in the existing reservation matrix.

"We are expecting an increase of 2.5 lakh to 3 lakh seats, which will be implemented in two phases, the first phase is the 2019-20 academic session and the second will be the next one," Higher Education Secretary R. Subrahmanyam told The Times. of India.

The centrally funded institutions currently encompass the IIT, NIT, IISc, IIM, central universities, central open universities, considered universities, government colleges and government aid colleges, which together represent about 9.3 lakh seats. "The new reserve will be implemented in 40,000 schools in 900 universities in the country as of this academic year," Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced last week.

By 2021, the number of seats in the IIT will increase by more than 5,100, the NIT will add approximately 4,500 seats and the IIM will add about 800. Large universities such as the University of Delhi will add more than 16,000 seats while Visva Bharati and JNU will offer 822 and 346 additional seats, respectively, the added newspaper.

Eventually, institutions without help will also implement the poor quota; It is reported that the government is already working on the statutes for private institutions to allow it. According to the All India Survey on Higher Education 2017-18, India had 25,383 private affiliated schools, 343 private universities and 6,700 independent private education institutes.

According to Subrahmanyam, the increase should be limited to 25% in order not to endanger the existing number and the percentage of seats in other categories. The reservation system already reserves 27% of the seats and jobs for other overdue classes (OBC), 15% for the scheduled castes (SC) and 7.5% for the scheduled tribes (ST).

the preparation of your seat matrix and the financial requirements to receive letters from MHRD and UGC, and the final increase in seats will depend on your submissions.

(Edited by Sushmita Choudhury Agarwal)

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