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Tamil Nadu varsities will adhere to 69% community-based reservation, instructs Minister K Ponmudy

The current reservation in the State is — Backward Classes 26.5%, Most Backward Classes/Denotified Communities 20%, BC Muslims 3.5%, Scheduled Castes 18% and Scheduled Tribes 1%

Published on 15th June 2022
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan says EWS quota will not change existing reservation norms 

Noting that the government considered various social realities before coming up with the new reservation norm, Vijayan said that what is more important is to ensure good living conditions for everyone

Published on 20th November 2021
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VBU's agriculture students protest on campus for internal reservation, stop counselling for the day

The students went inside the Central Library where the counselling was going on and stopped the procedure for the day. The students said that they have written to the authorities multiple times

Published on 12th November 2021
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Constitution Amendment Bill a welcome move but states should not misuse power: OBC students' group

AIOBCSA has demanded that the 50 per cent cap on the reservation policy must be done away with. They said that the reservation model of Tamil Nadu must be replicated across the country

Published on 12th August 2021
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In 2021, more than half the posts reserved for OBC teachers remain vacant in India's central universities, research institutes

This is according to the data released by the Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan in Parliament on August 2 and it has caused an uproar

Published on 3rd August 2021
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OBC body to launch protest in Nashik demanding clarity on reservations from June 17

The organisation said it will stage 'OBC Aarakshan Bachao Aakrosh Morcha' in Nashik district from Thursday

Published on 16th June 2021
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SC reserves judgment on petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Maratha reservations

The bench was hearing appeals challenging the Bombay HC order that upheld reservations to Marathas in jobs and education under the Maharashtra Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act

Published on 26th March 2021
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Moving SC with review petition against ruling that reservation cannot exceed 50 per cent is option: Maha govt

Fadnavis criticised the government for neglecting the issue of OBC quota and not forming a commission to collect empirical (rpt empirical) data on Other Backward Classes population

Published on 5th March 2021
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TN group files plea in Madras HC against 10.5 per cent internal reservation to Vanniyars

When the first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy commenced their proceedings, counsel for the petitioner made a mention for urgent hearing of the plea

Published on 3rd March 2021
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University of Madras to reserve one seat in every department for transsexuals

Not just for transsexuals, the University will also be reserving a seat for differently abled people, sportspersons, wards of ex-servicemen and Tamil students of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Published on 28th February 2021
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Anna University must follow Union government's 49.5% reservation quota: Madras High Court order

According to media reports, admission to the programmes funded by the union government's Department of Biotechnology will continue following the central reservation policy

Published on 19th February 2021
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Anna University: Madras HC asks Centre if it is trying to impose its reservation policy on TN institutes

The state said that under UGC guidelines, only state government policy must be followed by individual universities in the state

Published on 16th February 2021
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Is Anna University’s decision to drop two MTech courses over confusion about reservation policy justified?

As the central government rules of reservation were not acceptable by the Tamil Nadu government, Anna University said it was unable to proceed with the admission for the two courses 

Published on 5th February 2021
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SC to schedule hearing on pleas pertaining to Maratha reservation on February 5

According to the 102nd amendment to the Constitution, reservation can be granted only if a particular community is named in the list prepared by the President

Published on 20th January 2021
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Odisha govt to constitute committee to finalise reservation for govt school students in engineering, medical colleges

This decision came after the Odisha Cabinet approved a proposal on December 28 related to the reservation for students of government high schools for admission to engineering and medical colleges

Published on 30th December 2020

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