//New Education Act: Greater access to SCs, STs and OBCs

New Education Act: Greater access to SCs, STs and OBCs

NEW DELHI: President A P J Abdul Kalam has approved a Bill passed by Parliament allowing students from scheduled castes (SCs), scheduled tribes (STs) and other backward classes (OBCs) greater access to higher education in unaided higher educational establishments. The legislation is aimed at helping students gain greater access to unaided higher educational institutions, other than minority educational establishments, an official release said here today. At present, the number of seats available in aided or state-maintained institutions, particularly professional courses, is limited compared to private unaided institutions.

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