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T'gana to add over 1,000 higher edu seats for EWS

HYDERABAD: Over 1,000 seats are set to be added in central universities and institutions in Telangana following the implementation of 10 consistent with cent reservation for college students from economically weaker sections (EWS) introduced by way of the ministry of human resource construction (MHRD) ultimate month.

The University of Hyderabad (UoH) in its educational council meeting held on January 29 resolved that there shall be a 10 consistent with cent build up in collection of seats all over 2019-20 for post-graduate courses (aside from MPhil/PhD) and 15 consistent with cent build up in 2020-21. “The institutions had been directed to extend the consumption of 2018-19 to an extent of 25 percent in a most length of 2 years beginning with the educational session 2019-20 in this sort of approach that the collection of seats made available to the economically weaker sections shall now not cut back the quantity and the percentage of reservation supplied for SC/ST/OBC classes and care for collection of seats to OC that used to be present pre-EWS implementation,” learn minutes of conferences for the AC meeting.

“The consumption for 2018-19 for integrated PG courses on the UoH used to be 1,412 in 2018-19. In the following educational 12 months, we can be adding 141 further seats and therefore every other 253 seats shall be added in educational 12 months 2020-21 in music with the MHRD norms for EWS reservations,” mentioned an official from the UoH.

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal too has adopted the EWS reservation for the following educational 12 months. “430 seats shall be added to the institute thereby increasing the consumption from 1,709 to two,139 seats. We needed to somewhat build up collection of seats for other classes as neatly with a purpose to care for the reservation share,” mentioned Ramana Rao, director, NIT Warangal.

While the UoH and NIT Warangal took a step forward, the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) in its prospectus launched on Thursday didn't specifically earmark EWS reservation. “Since we have now not won any clear pointers from the MHRD, we're going ahead with the entrance exam which shall be held on March nine and 10. Following pointers from the MHRD, we can take a choice on the best way to put in force the EWS reservation,” mentioned EFLU vice-chancellor, Suresh Kumar. If the EWS reservation is carried out in EFLU, 225 seats are likely to be added.

The Maulana Azad National Urdu University and the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad are yet to paintings on the modalities of EWS reservation, mentioned officers.

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