JIPMER seat increase to come into effect from 2008-09 session

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New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) Even though the government has decided to increase the number of seats in the JIPMER, Puducherry from 75 to 100, the change would come into effect from the academic year 2008-09.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had taken the decision in the public interest and even the Union Cabinet had approved it recently.

However, due to administrative reasons, the enhanced admissions in this Institute will take effect from the Academic Year 2008-09 onwards, an official release said here today.

The decision is significant in view of the Moily Committee's recommendation to increase the number of seats in the institutes of higher studies to implement reservation for OBCs. However, since the quota issue was still pending before the court, the government has decided not to implement it from the next academic session.


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