In welcome news for the general category students hailing from poor financial background, but dream to study in top management colleges, the Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIM-N) has started implementing 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS) in the general category from its 2019-21 session.
To implement the new quota, the IIM-N has increased its seats for the new session from 120 to 130, of which four will be filled under this provision.
The institute will fully implement the 10 per cent quota by 2020-21 in accordance with the government’s guidelines.
IIM-N director L S Murty said the Centre has directed all government undertakings and centrally-funded educational institutions to implement the quota. To facilitate the same, the IIM Nagpur has provided the shortlisted candidates a format that allows them to submit details of their family income and assets, in order to be considered under the EWS quota.
The institute’s admission portal allows candidates to upload the income and assets certificate, while also offering a window to make requisite changes.
The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill on providing 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education to the general category poor was passed by Parliament in January this year.
Persons who are not covered under the scheme of quota for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes and whose families have a gross annual income below Rs 8 lakh are to be identified as economically weaker for the benefit of reservation.
The income shall also include details of earnings from all sources – like salary, agriculture, business, profession – – for the fiscal prior to the year of application.
Also, persons whose families own five acres of agricultural land and above, residential flat of 1,000 sqft and above, residential plot of 100 sq yards and above in notified municipalities, residential plot of 200 sq yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities, shall be excluded, irrespective of the family income.