Minority status colleges warned for not filling quota

Friday, 13 August 2010 - 3:14am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
The minority development department has said that it would cancel the minority status of any institution, which does not fill the quota meant for minority students.

The state government has issued a strong warning to all junior colleges with linguistic minority status against flouting rules and utilising the reserved quota as management seats for making money. The minority development department has said that it would cancel the minority status of any institution, which does not fill the quota meant for minority students.

The warning came after the department scanned the list of 1,217 minority colleges in the state and found that nearly 90% of the minority quota, which is not filled, is later converted into management quota. The reason given by institutes for not filling the quota is that they do not get response in due time and hence they are forced to fill the seats through other quota.

To come up with a solution for the issue, the minority development department has extended the admission deadline for the minority quota by 10 days. However, the solutions would be implemented from the next academic year.

Areef Naseem Khan, minority welfare minister, said his department had been receiving lots of complaints from students about non-compliance of rules by institutions. “We have reviewed cases for last 5 years and have found out that nearly 90% of the seats meant for minority students are filled through other quota. We have warned the colleges with cancellation of their minority status for non-compliance of norms,” said Khan.


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