Staff Reporter

Demand by church Bishops and priests

TIRUNELVELI: The State government should either cancel the 3.5 per cent reservation or make appropriate modification in its policy that would not annihilate the chances of the students getting into admission in professional colleges.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting attended by Bishops and priests organised at the CSI Tirunelveli Diocese Office, attended by CSI Bishop in Tirunelveli Rt. Rev. Jayapaul David, RC Bishop of Palayamkottai Diocese Most Rev. A. Jude Paulraj.

A statement released said several hundreds of meritorious Christian students could get admission in the medical and engineering colleges in the past, as they scored high marks in the Plus Two examination.

However, the reservation had quelled the prospects of Christian students in the admission to professional courses.

Rev. Fr. Antony A. Cruz of St. Xavier’s Cathedral Church, Palayamkottai, Rev. Rajan Edward of Host of Christ, Palayamkottai, Rev. D. D. Manoharan of Association of the Pentecostal Churches, Perumalpuram, Rev. V.J Paulus of Assemblies of God Church, Vannerpet and several priests from various churches participated in the meeting.