Thursday, March 22, 2007
IIMs and the IITs
The IIMs and the IITs have decided to have a slow increase in the percentage of seats for the OBC quota implementation laid by the Veerappa Moily Oversight Committee. The Moily panel has asked all the IITs and IIMs to increase the seats by 18 percent for over three years so as to achieve 54 percent expansion in the seats and at the same time to reserve 9 percent for the OBC students every year so that these institutes can meet the target of 27 percent. Only two IITs - Kanpur and Roorkee are increasing their seats by 18 percent and will reserve 9 percent for OBC in the coming academic session. IITs at Mumbai, Chennai, Kharagpur and Guwahati are going to increase their seats by 13 percent and will reserve the half for the OBCs. IIT Delhi is going to have a least increase of 10 percent and will reserve 5 percent for the OBC in the next coming academic session.