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How many seats reserved for disabled in IIMs filled up: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court today sought data from IIM Ahmedabad as to how many seats have been reserved in all the IIMs for disabled students, and how many of those seats have been filled this year.



Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today sought
data from IIM Ahmedabad as to how many seats have been
reserved in all the IIMs for disabled students, and how many
of those seats have been filled this year.

Rahul Girreddy, who took CAT, but was denied admission in
quota for the disabled, has filed this petition alleging that
three per cent reservation as prescribed under Persons With
Disabilities Act 1995 is not being implemented.

Division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice S
C Dharmadhikari asked the IIM Ahmedabad (which alone was
represented by a lawyer before the court) to get this data for
Ahmedabad as well as other IIMs.

According to the petition, there must be at least 90
seats reserved for disabled, but on average only 55 candidates
are shortlisted by all the IIMs put together.

The petitioner`s lawyer today complained that cut off
marks for IIM Ahmedabad this year were too high -- 80
percentiles -- which "frustrated the Disability Act`s
provisions".

Girreddy himself secured 46.20 percentiles, but did not
get interview call.

IIM Ahmedabad lawyer said that 12 vacancies for the
disabled have been filled, though he did not know about other
IIMs.

The lawyer, who appeared for the Union of India, said
that according the HRD ministry, IIMs are autonomous
institutions, and government can not intervene in this.

Hearing has been adjourned to July 6.

-PTI

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