The Naveen Patnaik govt on Tuesday introduced a decision in Odisha Meeting proposing 15% reservation for presidency college college students in engineering and medical schools of the state.
By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2021 08:26 PM IST
Forward of the panchayat polls subsequent yr, the Naveen Patnaik authorities on Tuesday introduced a decision in Odisha Meeting proposing 15 per cent reservation for presidency college college students in engineering and medical schools of the state.
The federal government decision stated that after introduction of widespread entrance examinations like NEET and JEE, the variety of college students from Authorities faculties and schools of Odisha in these programs is getting lowered significantly.
“This isn’t resulting from lack of benefit, somewhat the scholars are unable to fare higher in these checks resulting from lack of correct teaching services. Such widespread entrance checks require specialised coaching which is on the market solely in teaching centres. Such teaching centres are principally positioned in city areas and expensive,” it stated. State college and mass training minister Sameer Ranjan Sprint stated the 15 per cent reservation components was advisable by a excessive energy committee headed by retired Orissa Excessive Court docket decide AK Mishra.
The decision additional stated college students of Authorities faculties and schools lack each in bodily and financial entry to teaching centres. “This has resulted in inequitable circumstances for a majority of the scholars of Odisha. On this backdrop the Cupboard has resolved to order an enough variety of seats for the scholars of Authorities Excessive Colleges in medical and engineering schools of the state.”
There are about 4200 seats in authorities engineering schools and 1500 MBBS and BDS seats in authorities medical schools of the state that take college students by Odisha Joint Entrance Examination yearly.
Final yr the federal government of Tamil Nadu and Puduchery had handed comparable resolutions to offer reservations to the federal government college stduents there. Whereas TN gave 7.5 per cent reservation, Puduchery supplied 7.5 per cent quota.
The decision was handed within the backdrop of falling enrolment in authorities faculties positioned in villages throughout the states. As per the latest information given by the college and mass training division, the overall enrolment in authorities faculties got here right down to 55.4 lakhs in 2018-19 from 65.4 lakh in 2014-15.
Nevertheless, enrolment in personal faculties elevated by 3.02 lakh throughout the identical interval. Despite the fact that the federal government has taken a slew of measures to encourage dad and mom/youngsters in the direction of government-run faculties, enrolment in these faculties continues to go down yearly.