A whopping 61.5 per cent seats in Gujarat University (GU) will now fall under reservation categories.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's alma mater became the first institute in Gujarat to roll out 10 per cent quota for Economically Weaker Sections.
GU is now officially flouting Supreme Court's order 50 per cent cap on reservation, thanks to state's ordinance on Economically Weaker Sections. This has been introduced under Gujarat Unreserved Economically Weaker Sections (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions in the State and of Appointments and Posts in Services under the State) Ordinance, 2016.
The university has also announced 2 per cent sports quota.
Here's how the quota situation in GU looks like:
General category: 39 %
Other state universities are expected to introduce a similar reservation system.
A separate merit list will be prepared for EWS candidates. Families that earn less than Rs 6 lakh per annum will qualify for the quota.
The online registration for admission to various post-graduate and graduate courses will commence on 20 May and end on 30 May.
Candidates seeking admission under various reserved categories will have to produce necessary proofs and documents such as income certificates, caste certificates etc.