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Economic Quota
India  /  Published 05.07.19

Hike for higher education 'too little' for economic quota

Academics on Friday described the 9.4 per cent budget increase for higher education as too little to implement the newly introduced 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections.Some of...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.06.19

2000 more seats, lower cut-offs at IITs

The Indian Institutes of Technology have continued their relaxed cut-offs for merit-list qualification for a second year, trying to ensure the maximum possible intake in a session where their availabl...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 03.06.19

IIEST opts for visiting faculty

 IIEST Shibpur will recruit visiting faculty to meet the crisis of shortage of teachers as more students will be admitted this year with the introduction of quota for financially weak candidates ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Howrah

India  /  Published 16.05.19

SC seeks response on plea seeking 10% reservation in CTET

The Supreme Court on Thursday sought responses from the Centre and CBSE on a plea seeking 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), 2019....
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.03.19

SC to hear pleas challenging economic quota

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it would hear on April 8 a batch of pleas challenging the Centre's decision to grant 10 per cent reservation in jobs and admission for candidates of economically wea...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.03.19

Economic quota bench hint by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday hinted it might refer to a Constitution bench the 10 per cent quota for the economically weak among the upper castes but refused to stay the government’s decision and the...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.02.19

Cloak on economic quota too

The social justice ministry has turned down a Right to Information application that had sought details of the decision-making process on the quota for the economically weak, lengthening the list of is...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.01.19

The problem with desperate populism

This is a government in a hurry. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre first decided that economically weaker sections among upper castes would be given 10 per cent reservations, and...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 21.01.19

Rs 8 lakh quota cut-off stays, with 4 more tests

A gross annual family income below Rs 8 lakh is the criterion for identifying the economically weaker sections among people so far left out of reservation, the government has announced, ending specula...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.01.19

New quota ache for IITs, IIMs

The IITs and the IIMs are likely to seek exemption from the economic quota for the coming academic session, the tech institutes citing inadequate infrastructure and the B-schools flagging the absence ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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