New Delhi: The Naveen Patnaik led Odisha authorities Tuesday proposed a 15% reservation for presidency college college students in medical and engineering faculties to scale back “inequity arising” from lack of “bodily and financial entry to teaching establishments”.
“After introduction of Widespread Entrance Exams like NEET & JEE, variety of college students from Govt faculties and faculties getting chosen in these programs is getting decreased significantly – not attributable to lack of advantage, slightly for his or her lack of ability to fare higher attributable to lack of correct teaching,” chief minister Naveen Patnaik mentioned in a social media submit, after presenting the proposal within the state meeting.
“Such frequent entrance exams require specialised coaching which is obtainable solely in teaching centres. College students finding out in Govt Faculties and Faculties lack each bodily and financial entry to teaching centres, leading to inequitable situations for majority of scholars,” the proposal mentioned, which is predicated on a high-power committee’s suggestions to the state authorities.
The state authorities’s decision mentioned inequity arising from bodily and financial entry to teaching establishments, that are largely in cities and comparatively costly, might be addressed by means of this. On this backdrop the state authorities has “resolved to order an satisfactory variety of seats for the scholars of Authorities Excessive Faculties in medical and engineering faculties of the state.”
The event in Odisha follows Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, who’ve already reserved 7.5% seats every for presidency college college students in such faculties.