WB govt announces reservation for OBCs in higher education

Last Updated: Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 22:07

Kolkata: The West Bengal government has
decided to reserve 17 per cent seats for OBCs in its colleges,
Minister for Higher Education Sudershan Roychowdhury said
on Thursday.
The government has decided on principle altogether 17 per
cent of seats would be reserved for OBC `A` and `B` categories
in state-run and state-aided degree colleges, Roychowdhury
said, making a statement in the Assembly.

In the 2011-12 academic year, there will be an overall
reservation of 10 per cent -- five per cent of OBC `A` and
five per cent for OBC `B`.

The remaining seven per cent reservation would be
introduced in the academic year 2012-13 -- five per cent for
OBC `A` and two per cent for OBC `B,` he said.

Roychowdhury said that while introducing the reservation,
care will be taken to ensure there is no cut in the number of
seats for students of other categories.
In institutions where the syllabus and the number of
seats is determined by bodies like the AICTE, the MCI or
universities or any other statutory authorities, their
permission would be taken to increase the number of seats so
that students of other categories were not deprived, he said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 22:07

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