KU admissions: No EWS reservation for PG aspirants
Feb 9: In a clear violation of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
guidelines, Kashmir University has issued an admission notification for
different post graduate programmes without implementing 10 per cent
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) reservation quota.
receiving a nod from State Administrative Council (SAC), Jammu and Kashmir
government in June 2019 had approved the reservation (second amendment) bill
incorporating 103rd amendment of the Constitution of India to provide 10 per
cent reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in jobs and educational
January 31, Kashmir University invited applications from students for different
PG programmes without reserving the seats under EWS quota.
EWS reservation mandates 10% reservation to people from the general category,
who are economically weak, in higher educational institutes and government
“It is for the information of all concerned
that the Vice-Chancellor in anticipation of the approval of the academic bodies
has authorized the existing eligibility criteria for admission to postgraduate
programs for the current academic session 2020-2021,” the notification reads.
official of Kashmir University said no major policy decision can be taken
because the varsity does not have full time chancellor. “The chancellor has to
give final approval for all the important policy decisions,” he said.
Admission, Kashmir University, Dr. Yahiya Bakhtiyar said the University has to
follow existing criteria until the council headed by Chancellor approves the
new resolution in a meeting.
does not have chancellor yet. So the authorities have to follow the existing
decision for approval of EWS reservation quota will be taken by a committee.
But there is uncertainty whether the final nod will be given by the Chancellor
or the committee,” he said.