New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Twenty-two of the 40 central universities filled their student quota under the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) category during 2015-16, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
“As per the information available with the HRD Ministry, during 2015-16, 22 out of 40 central universities successfully achieved the prescribed percentage of student intake from the OBCs,” Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mahendra Nath Pandey said in a written reply.
He said some universities could not fill seats under the prescribed quota due to minority status or their location in tribal areas like the northeast.
These include the Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Milia University, Mizoram University, Nagaland University and North Eastern Hill University, he said.
He said all Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology, and Indian Institutes of Information Technology were able to fill their share of seats reserved for OBCs, while some even exceeded the quota.
“Further, 13 of the 19 Indian Institutes of Management and 22 of the 31 National Institutes of Technology recorded more than the stipulated 27 per cent student intake in this category,” he said.