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Ministry to act against minority institutions flouting norms

mumbai Updated: Jun 29, 2011 01:34 IST

Following complaints about irregularities in the admission procedure for minorities to minority institutions in the state, the minorities ministry on Tuesday said that the “minority” status of institutions violating admission rules should be revoked.

Minorities minister Mohammed Arif Khan met officials from the education department on Tuesday. Admissions to the minority quota of junior colleges in the city began on Monday. These admissions are conducted offline, with institutions having the right to allot 50% of their seats for specific minorities.

“We have observed that institutions do not fill up their minority seats and then keep those seats for open category students where they become management quota seats,” said a press note from the minorities department. “Institutions that we have received complaints against need to be inspected and their minority status cancelled if the allegations are true,” said Khan.

“Things have been smooth so far. We will look at the process systematically to make sure nothing goes wrong,” said an official, education department.