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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Human Resource Development

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4037

TO BE ANSWERED ON 05.05.2008

 Additional Admissions in IIMs and IITs .

4037.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

 

 

Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether, in view of the Supreme Court’s recent judgment allowing 27 per cent OBC quota for higher education, the number of additional admissions proposed to be made in various IIMs and IITs in the country for the ensuing academic year, so as to ensure that the general category students don’t suffer; and

(b) the extent of additional grants proposed to be made to each of the IIMs and IITs for the ensuing academic year?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SMT. D. PURANDESWARI)

(a): The Central Government proposes to increase the number of seats in Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) by 54% in phased manner over a period of three years, to take care of the 27% reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) category (excluding creamy layer) of students so that the number of seats excluding those reserved for the persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SCs), the Scheduled Tribes (STs), Physically Handicapped (PH) and OBCs is not less than the number of such seats available for the academic session immediately preceding the academic session in which reservation for OBC category of students is implemented.

(b): The additional provision for IIMs & IITs during the financial year 2008-2009 stand at Rs. 53.00 crores and Rs. 771.00 crores respectively.