STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

‘PU Does Not Require MHRD Approval to Reserve Seats’

Published: 22nd September 2014 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2014 06:07 AM   |  A+A-

PUDUCHERRY: Pondicherry University need not approach the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for reservation of 25 percent seats in all courses in the University for the students of Puducherry, said M Ramadass, former Lok Sabha member and former Director of Studies, Pondicherry University

Since Pondicherry University is an autonomous institution, the decision making power in this regard rests with the University and neither the University nor the Government of Puducherry need to approach MHRD for reservation of seats, as stated by the Chief Minister in the Assembly, he said in a statement.

The University was established in 1986. When the reservation policy was introduced in 1997 to 8 courses, it was not referred to MHRD. Citing this precedent, Ramadass said the Vice Chancellor can easily implement this policy.

Today, the reservation is extended to 18 courses and 44 remaining courses which are more prestigious and job oriented and which are not covered by the reservation principle. 

A three member committee of the University constituted for the purpose under Ramadass’s chairmanship had recommended extension of 25 percent reservation to 44 courses and this was placed before the academic council for                                         ratification.  

On June 25, 2014, the sub-committee approved the policy and it was supposed to have been enforced from this academic year.

M Ramadass opines that Pondicherry University being a central university, MHRD may not ratify the decision . If it does approve and ratify the decision, then it has to do so for all central universities in the country for which there is no provision.

Besides, there is no written agreement or any Memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the government and the university with regard to reservation of seats, he said .

The government should therefore exert pressure on the Vice Chancellor to implement the existing policy rather than approach MHRD.

Even jobs to 274 families who have provided land to the university can be granted without referring the matter to MHRD. Passing legislation in the assembly would not be binding on the central university, M Ramadass said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp