Mumbai: Aspirants for professional courses in
Maharashtra will now have to prove their residence in the
state at the time of admission.
The Maharashtra government has decided to make domicile
certificate compulsory for admissions in professional courses
such as architecture, MBA, pharmaceutical and engineering,
from this academic year (2011-12).
"It is mandatory to submit domicile, caste, income and if
need be, creamy layer certificates while applying for the
central admission process," Directorate of Technical Education
Maharashtra said in a release.
The state government wants to give priority to local
students, hence the decision was taken, Mantralaya sources
said. Other states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya
Pradesh and Tamil Nadu already have the provision, they said.
The government wanted to introduce the new system from
the last year but the decision could not be communicated to
students due to which it is being implemented from this year.