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The Jawaharlal Nehru University said on Friday that it will adopt the new reservation system as per government regulations and has submitted a detailed outline of its plan to increase seats for students and faculty positions to the centre.
The University varsity has taken the decision acting on a letter it received from the University Grants Commission (UGC) on January 25. The commission had issued the same letter to other varsities and higher education institutes regarding reservation for EWS (Economically Weaker Section) in central Education institutions.
“The JNU Administration has prepared a comprehensive outline of infrastructural requirements and new faculty positions necessary to effect a 25 per cent increase in seats and submitted it to the UGC before the January 31 deadline.
According to the amendment given to educational institutions, the government asked them to increase the student seats by 25 per cent to accommodate the quota provision.