TED NewsDesk, Bhubaneshwar: Odisha Government notified 15 per cent reservation in the state medical and engineering colleges for the government school students.
“To remove inequalities and provide a fair chance to the disadvantaged section of students over their counterparts in private schools, the state government has decided to reserve 15 per cent of seats in medical and engineering colleges”, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.
He further said that “this initiative will enable talent and give an equal opportunity to the students from state-run schools who do not have access to coaching for the competitive examinations”. The students who have passed the High School examination under the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) and Class XII examination regulated by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) will be eligible.
The notification was released by the Skill Development and Technical Education department stating the update in the reservation policy has made to ease those at the underprivileged end of the rope. The intersectional implementation of the reservation system is necessary to promote aptitude while talking about the unreserved groups.
These entrance tests are for engineering courses including B.Tech, B.E and B.Arch while medical courses including MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, BSMS, and BUMS. The notification further read that if the reserved seats are left unoccupied, the colleges and Institutes will be allowed to fill those seats with candidates from other respective categories.