Thirty per cent of 18,000 Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Bachelor of Technology (BTech) seats will be reserved for women diploma-holders seeking direct admission to second year.
Acting on a petition by a Satara-based student, the Bombay high court on Wednesday directed the state to implement its policy of earmarking 30% seats for diploma holders seeking direct admission to second year BE or BTech.
Snehal Misal, 18, who completed her diploma in mechanical engineering in July 2011, found no seats reserved for women in the brochure for direct admissions to second year BE/BTech. Her lawyer Machhindra Patil said 30% seats are reserved for women seeking admission to first year BE or BTech.
Chief justice Mohit Shah and justice RP Sondurbaldota said, “We see no reason why the policy should not be made applicable to students like the petitioner.”