NIT to fill 27 per cent quota for OBC

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Tiruchirapalli, Apr 26: The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli (NIT-T) will fill 27 per cent quota for Other Backward Castes(OBCs) in two phases, according to its Director M Chidambaram.

Talking to mediapersons here yesterday, he said from the coming academic year, the intake, which stands at 530 for B Tech programmes, would be increased by 27 per cent. Additions would be made in the subsequent year, as there was no space constraint and conforming to the quota norm will be easy, he added. Mr Chidambaram said NIT-T was among the few Institutions that provide adequate facilities in hostel accommodation and faculty strength. The quota system will be followed for postgraduates and other higher-level programmes, he added.

The Director said the Union Human Resource Ministry had given NITs four years to comply with the quota.

UNI

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