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Probe against colleges that shut doors to minority quota

The state has initiated an inquiry into all minority institutes that have ad hoc closed doors to certain groups falling earlier within the linguistic or religious minority quota.

mumbai Updated: Jul 25, 2010 01:09 IST
HT Correspondent

The state has initiated an inquiry into all minority institutes that have ad hoc closed doors to certain groups falling earlier within the linguistic or religious minority quota.

Minority development department minister Naseem Khan told Hindustan Times that he had asked additional chief secretary of the department, Anna Dani, to take action against such institutes.

“I have directed the senior bureaucrat of our department to follow up on all such formal complaints made by parents and ensure admissions of these students are done as per our existing norms,’’ said Khan.

The Maharashtra Association of Minority Educational Institutes has also filed a formal complaint.

According to the rules, linguistic and religious minority institutes can reserve 50 per cent of their seats for specific communities. Khan said a formal complaint had been received against Vile Parle Kelwani Mandal, which runs Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics and Mithibai College of Arts, Science and Commerce, for allegedly barring Parsi, Momin and Bohri community students from applying under the minority quota.