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JNU to effect 25% increase in seats for EWS

JNU to effect 25% increase in seats for EWS
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The Jawaharlal Nehru University administration on Friday said it would effect a 25per cent increase in seats in the academic session 201920

New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University administration on Friday said it would effect a 25-per cent increase in seats in the academic session 2019-20.

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has said it will implement 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections of the general category from the 2019 academic session and has directed to increase around 25 per cent seats in higher educational institutions and universities across the country.

The JNU administration received a communication from the University Grants Commission on January 25 regarding ‘Reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) for admission in Central Educational Institutions’, requesting the university to furnish relevant information on infrastructure and other requirements before January 31, the varsity said.

The vice-chancellor, rectors and the director of admissions held a detailed meeting with the deans of schools and chairpersons of the special centres on January 28 to discuss the steps for implementation of the 25 per cent increase in seats.

According to Chintamani Mahapatra, rector-I of the varsity, the JNU administration prepared a comprehensive outline of infrastructural requirements and new faculty positions necessary to effect a 25-per cent increase in seats and submitted it to the UGC before the January 31 deadline.

The adoption of the new reservation system and announcement of seats for 2019-20 admissions will be as per the UGC Rules and Regulations, he added.

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