Kashmiri pandits who are living in the Valley will get concessions in college admissions. As per the latest notice by the All India Council for Technical Education, these students will get a reduction in cut-off up to 10 per cent as well as the number of seats will be increased up to 5 per cent in each course for them.
Reservation of at least one seat in merit quota in technical or professional institutions is also mandatory for these students. These new instructions will be effective from the academic year 2020-21. As per the rules, the wards of Kashmiri migrants do not also require domicile certificate to get the admission on concession given by the government, in the professional or technical institutions.
For the imminent academic year, the AICTE has also permitted colleges to give admission to students without entrance exams including CAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAT, GMAT among others. “In many of the states, some of the above entrance tests could not be conducted due to fear of the spread of Coronavirus and there is no indication as to whether these tests are postponed or likely to be held or canceled etc,” the AICTE said in an official circular. This, unlike the concession offered to Kashmiri students, will be a one-time measure.
Well, we are happy to hear the quota system for Kashmiri pandits.