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 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

West Bengal  /  Published 18.03.19

JU endorses domicile quota for tech seats

The executive council of Jadavpur University on Monday approved a proposal to reserve 90 per cent of its BTech seats in the general category for students who pass their Plus-II exams from Bengal.The c...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.03.19

All eyes on executive council for JU quota

Jadavpur University is witnessing a debate on whether the executive council, its highest decision-making body, would approve a domicile quota of 90 per cent for the engineering departments or settle f...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

India  /  Published 07.01.19

Modi gambles with 10% ‘upper caste’ reservation

The Narendra Modi government has cleared a proposal for economic reservation, springing a pre-poll gamble beyond the pale of the Constitution and triggering demands that could open a Pandora’s box.T...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi


India  /  Published 08.12.19

Still on: Quota-less contract hiring

Central government departments are continuing to hire people on contract without implementing reservations a year after the social justice minister proposed that contractual appointments in government...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.06.19

Income poser for professors’ EWS quota

A central university’s implementation of the Economically Weaker Sections quota in the recruitment of associate professors and professors has stirred controversy, because the prescribed salary for a...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty 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 10.10.18

Haze on teacher quota ordinance

The country’s education minister on Wednesday deflected a question on the delay in promulgating a proposed ordinance to bypass a high court judgment that threatens to drastically reduce reserved te...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 21.07.19

Regulator slams Jadavpur University domicile quota

Jadavpur University should not have implemented the domicile quota in engineering courses and shut the door on brilliant students from outside Bengal, said Anil Sahasrabudhe, the chairman of the All I...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


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