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  • 01 January, 1970

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Data on Higher education in marginalised communities.

Data on Higher education in marginalised communities.

  • RTI data showed that SC students constituted only 7.6% and STs were just 1.2%.
  • The reservation policy requires that 15% of seats be allocated to SCs and 7.5% to STs.
  • The Acceptance Rate (refers to the number of students admitted for every 100 applicants) is very low . While General Category (GC) students, which in the case of the IITs predominantly refers to those from privileged, communities, had an acceptance rate of 4.4%, it was 2.9% for SCs and 2.7% for STs.
  • Only 167 of the 5,855 SC applicants and 27 of the 991 ST applicants were selected.
  • 29.8% of the seats went to OBC candidates against the 27% of minimum allocation to be done as per reservation norms. The remaining 61.6% seats went to the GC category.
  • Of the 3874 admissions, 64.4% went to GCs, 27.9% to OBCs, and only 6.4% to SCs and 1.3% to STs.

Source: TH

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upsc facts and data
  • 01 January, 1970

  • Min Read

Data on Higher Education in Marginalised Communities

Pallid state of reservation in some of India’s elite institutions.

  • Some of the striking data show 62% unfilled vacancies for SC in the IIMs and 90% for OBC in the IISc, while vacant position sare on average about 38% to 52%, taking Central Universities, IISERs, IIT (non faculty), IGNOU, and Sanskrit Central Universities into account.
  • The data confirm thatthe trend seen earlier in the IIT system extends to many more institutions, highlighting a serious mismatch between the government’s equity building goals and actual recruitment outcomes

Source: TH

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