Admission in Higher Education Institutions GoI offers special concession to Kashmiri Pandits

Srinagar, Oct 8: All India Council for Technical Education, a statutory body of Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development has directed all educational institutions to offer special concession for the kids of Kashmiri migrants and Kashmiri Pandits living in Kashmir Valley for admission in Higher Educational Institutions.

Professor Dileep Malkhede, Advisor to Policy and Academic Planning Bureau has issued a circular offering concession for the wards of Kashmiri Migrants and Kashmiri Pandit families living in Kashmir Valley for admission in Higher Educational Institutions.

The circular issued by Ministry of Education, Government of India in consultation with Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to allow the following concession to the wards of Kashmiri Migrants as well as Kashmiri Pandits / Kashmiri Hindu Families (Non – Migrants) who are living in the Kashmir Valley, in the matter of their admission in the educational institutions in other parts of the country from the academic year 2020-21 and onwards till further orders.

The concession includes relaxation in cut-off percentage up to 10% subject to minimum eligibility requirement, increase in intake capacity up to 5% course wise, reservation of at least one seat in merit quota in technical and professional institutions and waiving off domicile requirements for Kashmiri Migrants only.

The circular reads that Kashmiri Pandits (Non-Migrants) living in the Kashmir Valley need domicile certificate.

“All AICTE approved institutions are requested to follow these guidelines issued by Ministry of Education,” the circular reads. (KNT)

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