Maha govt. reserves 70% seats for minorities at 7 polytechnics

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polytechnicsMumbai, June 21, 2012: The Maharashtra Government has reserved 70% seats at select polytechnics for constitutionally recognized minorities i.e. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists and Parsis. The seats have been reserved in the second shift diploma engineering courses at seven government polytechnics in six districts – two in Mumbai and one each in Yavatmal, Nanded, Thane, Jalgaon and Solapur. The remaining 30% seats will be for general category and other backward classes.

“70% seats for Religious Minority Students belonging to Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh, Parsi and Jain community and 30% seats for general & backward class category candidates are reserved in selected Second shift Courses for Religious Minority Students in Government polytechnics,” says the government notification issued by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State.

According to the Rules for Admission to First Year of Post SSC Diploma Courses in Engineering /Technology in Government, Government Aided & Un-Aided Polytechnics in Maharashtra State For the academic year 2012-13, formulated by the directorate, all the seats will be filled through Centralized Admission Process (CAP) at state level.

With this quota, for each course with sanctioned intake of 60, 70% seats (42) will be reserved for religious minority candidates as indicated in the following table, 30 % seats shall be available to all other general candidates and shall be filled as per the existing rules of the admission process.

If a course has 60 seats, 42 of them will be reserved for minorities

Minority Religious Group Break-up of seats
Muslim 22
Buddhist 14
Christian 2
Sikh 1
Jain 2
Parsi 1

The government rules say that: In a particular Minority Religious Group, if sufficient numbers of candidates are not available and available seats could not be filled then in such case vacant seats shall be filled with the candidates from amongst other Minority Religious Groups on the basis of Inter se Merit (order of merit).

Moreover, if sufficient number of female candidates are not available against the specified reservation, then such seats shall be given to the male candidates from the respective Minority Religious Group. In Maharashtra, every course that comes under CAP has 30% seats reserved for female candidates.

The selected seven government polytechnics where 70% seats have been reserved for minorities offer various engineering and technical courses including Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Information Technology.

Contact:

Application for admission

For Admission in Government/ Govt Aided polytechnics, unaided polytechnics candidates will have to apply through online application hosted on the website http://www.dte.org.in/poly2012 only. No other mode of application submission will be accepted.

However, candidates willing to take admission in unaided polytechnics for institute level seats will have to apply separately to unaided polytechnic in prescribed application form issued by the respective Unaided Polytechnic.

Candidates willing to take admission in Aided/Unaided Minority polytechnics under Minority quota will have to apply separately to respective Aided/Unaided Minority polytechnics.

Eligibility
–Candidate should be an Indian National
–Candidate should have passed the SSC (Std.X) examination of Maharashtra State Board of
Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination, with subjects
Maths/Mathematics, General Science and English, with minimum 35% marks in aggregate.

Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra,
STD Code: 022, Tel: 2262 0601/ 2269 0602/ 2264 1150/ 2264 1151
Help Line No: (022) 2262 6853 / 2262 6854
Fax : 022- 2269 2102 / 2269 0007
Website: http://www.dte.org.in
E-Mail: desk10@dte.org.in

– tcn

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