Saturday, April 12, 2008
OBC quota IITs and IIMs
Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh said the 27 per cent quota for OBCs would be implemented in IITs and IIMs.The apex court upheld the 27 per cent quota for OBCs in higher education institutions.The government also announced the 27 per cent OBC reservation would be implemented in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences from the coming academic session. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) had already made provisions for the OBC students in the application forms for their Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for the next academic year.However, IITs are yet to upgrade their physical infrastructure and increase faculty members to cope with the 27 per cent reservation for OBCs as per the Supreme Court's directives. it was easier for IIMs to expand their infrastructure but the IITs have to get more equipped laboratories, classrooms as well as student accommodation.