The Indian Institutes of Technology will offer, on average 500 seats to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates from the 2019-20 academic year, reported Hindustan Times. The move follows the Centre’s introduction of 10% reservations in jobs and educational institutions to economically weaker sections in January 2019. According to the tech school officials, this year most of the 23 IITs will implement on average around 4% EWS seats in IITs for this academic year against 10% of the quota.
In January, the Centre had announced 10% EWS reservations in jobs and educational institutions to the economically weaker section to provide social equality. The EWS quota will be awarded without disturbing the existing quotas for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes.
In case implementing the 10% EWS reservations in Central Institutions admission, around 25 % of seats need to increase to ensure the existing seat quota to remains unchanged. It may take over two years in implementing the complete EWS quota in IITs. Citing the requirement of added infrastructure to fully implement the quota, the institutions are of the opinion that it will take around two years to completely implement the quota.
According to the tech Institutions officials, most of the 23 IITs will, on average, implement around 4% EWS quota from 2019-20 academic year. IIT Roorkee will conduct the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced) on May 27, for admission to IITs.
“With the introduction of EWS category reservation in 2019, IITs are going to offer around 500 seats to EWS candidates, which is approximately 4%. There will be less than 9% increase in the total number of seats. Prof A K Chaturvedi, IIT Roorkee director, who is the chairman of the Joint Admission Board of JEE (Advanced) 2019 said that the total number of seats will cross 12,500 this year.
This year, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi will have an overall increase of 105 seats. IIT Delhi will be implementing 5.6% EWS quota while IIT Madras implement 4% EWS quota this year. IIT Kharagpur is likely to reserve 3% of seats for EWS candidates. The HRD Ministry has asked educational institutions to add more seats to accommodate the quota.
According to JEE-2019 (Advanced) Information Brochure, uploaded by IIT Roorkee on its website, the shortlisted 2,45,000 candidates from the JEE (Main) exam would be eligible for the JEE (Advanced) this year. This includes 490 candidates for the General-EWS-PwD (physically disabled) category and 9,310 candidates for the General-EWS category.
In 2018 after the JEE (Main), out of the 2,31,024 candidates shortlisted only 1,65,656 students registered for the JEE (Advanced). In 2018, a total of 11,279 seats were offered by the IITs, an increase of 291 seats from 2017. The total number of available seats in this year 2019 will be more than 12,500.
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