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June 12, 2019 Wednesday 01:39:50 PM IST

10 % EWS quota at IIM Nagpur

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The Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIM-N) has started implementing 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS) in the general category from its 2019-21 session. The initiative is in tune with the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill on providing10 per cent reservation in jobs and education to the general category poor, passed by Parliament in January this year.The IIM-N has increased its number of seats for the new session from 120 to 130, of which four will be filled under the provision, according to news agency reports. The institute will implement the full 10 per cent quota by2020-21 in accordance with the government's guidelines. The union government had directed all government undertakings and centrally-funded educational institutions to implement the quota. The criteria for a candidate to be categorised as economically weaker will be in accordance with the centrally stipulated directions.

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