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Self-financing colleges told to retain last year's seat-sharing pattern

  • According to impugned order, non-minority and minority institutions were to surrender 65 p.c. and 50 p.c. seats
  • Association of self-financing colleges says Government Order was issued without consulting them
  • Says colleges completed the admission process even before the letters reached them

    CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has asked the Tamil Nadu Government, as well as self-financing colleges offering MBA and MCA courses, to stick to last year's seat-sharing ratio till August 11.

    Justice Prabha Sridevan issued the interim direction on a writ petition filed by the Association of Self-Financing Arts, Science and Management Colleges of Tamil Nadu against a Government Order dated July 20.

    According to the impugned order, non-minority unaided institutions were to surrender 65 per cent of the seats to the State Government while holding the remaining 35 per for effecting admission by themselves. Minority unaided institutions were to surrender 50 per cent of their seats to the Government to be filled through the single window system. Last year, non-minority institutions had to surrender only 50 per cent of their total intake. It was only 30 per cent for minority institutions.