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If you have birth certificate, no need for domicile

Easing the students’ predicament, the state government has permitted Maharashtra-born students seeking admission to professional degree courses such as engineering, pharmacy, management, architecture and hotel management to produce birth certificates or school leaving certificates instead of domicile certificates.

mumbai Updated: Jun 14, 2011 01:29 IST
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Easing the students’ predicament, the state government has permitted Maharashtra-born students seeking admission to professional degree courses such as engineering, pharmacy, management, architecture and hotel management to produce birth certificates or school leaving certificates instead of domicile certificates.

A domicile certificate is considered as proof that the student was either born in Maharashtra or the student or his parents have stayed in the state for over 10 years.

Explaining the idea behind the decision, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, said, “Students and parents were losing a lot of time on procuring the domicile certificates. To make it easy for them, we have relaxed the rules. They can provide their birth certificates or school leaving certificates instead.”

The rule will apply to 65% of the total seats that fall under the state admission process and not to the 20% management quota or 15% quota for all-India entrance tests.

It will be applicable to all aided and unaided colleges that follow the state common entrance procedure for their admissions.

Following complaints that students from outside the state were depriving the state-born students of seats, the government set 65% seats aside for students from Maharashtra earlier this year.

The quota, the minister for higher and technical education Rajesh Tope had said, will ensure that no student from Maharashtra is denied merit-based admission.

The rule had made it mandatory for state-born students to produce domicile certificates while registering for the common entrance exams to get into degree courses in the state.