The Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) has decided to give admission to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) candidates whose family income is less than Rs 2 lakh per annum, at zero fee for the university’s ‘innovative and contemporary courses’.
The university would however, claim reimbursement of their fee from the states to where these students belong.
A decision to this effect was taken at the meeting of the university’s academic council on Thursday.
The council also considered the proposal for filling up vacant seats of various courses in the Centre for Engineering and Technology/Home Science/MBA and resolved that the departments can take admission in Innovative and Contemporary courses provided that the candidates have appeared in the University Entrance Test.
The council also decided to increase 10 seats each for general and SC/ST category students in various departments.
Also, a seat would be provided to candidates who are orphans even if the course seats are already full.
Apart from this, it was also decided to create a cluster of knowledge centres and share resources.
Teachers of BBAU can guide students of other universities provided that the university is government funded and teachers will follow the BBAU Ph D regulation 1999 as amended in 2010.