NRI quota up by 5% in minority colleges in Karnataka

In a move that could affect the chances of other students aspiring for medical and dental seats in minority colleges, the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) and management quotas have been enhanced by 5%. With this, the management and NRI quotas for postgraduate seats in minority colleges stand at 25%.

This means that now 55% of the seats will be filled through examinations conducted by minority colleges’ association instead of 60%.

‘Bad news’

“This is bad news for us as the NRI and management quota seats are of higher fees and are not accessible to non-NRI students,” said Shilpa G., a medical seat aspirant.

As reported by The Hindu on Wednesday, all educational institutions will now have to reserve 30% seats for Karnataka students. This is in addition to government-quota seats that are already being given by unaided and minority institutions.

Another meeting

Meanwhile, Medical Education Minister Sharanprakash R. Patil said he had held a meeting with representatives of several deemed universities and urged them to give 25% of medical and dental seats to the government-quota pool under the consensual agreement. “They said they would have a meeting, and come back for another round of meeting with the State government,” he said.

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