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

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.

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