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Process for applying OBC in IIT begins

india Updated: May 04, 2008 13:50 IST

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IIT Mumbai which will be implementing 27 per cent quota for OBCs in three phases following Supreme Court order last month, has already begun processing the nine per cent OBC quota for post-graduation and doctoral courses.

In addition to the nine per cent OBC, there would be 4.1 per cent increase in intake this year making the overall intake in every course to 13.10 per cent, Director Ashok Misra said.

In effect, the intake of IIT for all the courses including Ph D, M Tech, MBA, M Phil and MSc and the undergraduation this academic year will be 13.10 per cent in order to maintain the number of students in the general category, Misra said.

Since the institute will be taking the OBCs in three phases due to lack of infrastructure and staff strength, the overall increase in the intake of students in the next three years will be 54 per cent, Misra said.

The admission for undergraduates will begin from June once the IIT-JEE results are out.

From this year, the number of students belonging to ST and SC will also increase due to increase in overall total intake percentage and the number of students who will be given free education and boarding and lodging will increase substantially putting huge financial burden on the institute, an administrator who do not want to be quoted, said.

On strenthening faculty, they said the posts were advertised last week. Since the pay structure is not very attractive and not compromising on the standard of teaching, it is difficult to get teaching staff, they added.