Bhubaneswar: A decision for 15 p.c reservation in engineering and medical schools for presidency faculty college students of Odisha was handed unanimously within the state Meeting on Tuesday.
The decision was moved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The proposal got here within the backdrop of the advice by a excessive energy committee suggesting reservation for government-run faculty college students within the state.
In December final 12 months, the state Cupboard had authorised the reservation of seats for presidency faculty college students in engineering and medical schools.
The state authorities had constituted a excessive energy committee headed by retired decide of Orissa Excessive Court docket, Justice A.Okay. Mishra, for making essential suggestions relating to the reservation of seats.
Findings of committee
The committee discovered that about 86 per cent of scholars in Odisha are in authorities colleges they usually get 23 per cent seats in medical schools and 21 per cent seats in state engineering schools.
Alternatively, 12 per cent of scholars learning in non-public colleges get virtually 60 per cent of seats in sales space medical and engineering schools, mentioned the Chief Minister.
“This clearly exhibits that there’s inequity arising from bodily and financial entry to teaching establishments which performs a serious function in nationwide entrance examinations. This inequity impacts a majority of the scholars,” he added.
Supporting the decision, Chief of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik mentioned the federal government ought to guarantee teaching amenities for presidency faculty college students.