Calicut University Syndicate to discuss reservation in non-minority aided colleges

Malappuram: The Syndicate meeting of the Calicut University on December 30 will discuss a directive of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to provide reservation in teaching and non-teaching posts for eligible communities and sections in non-minority aided colleges.

Currently, the community that manages the college reserves 50 percent of posts to its members, and the remaining to open merit category.

If the UGC directive is implemented, it would affect a 1979 agreement between the Kerala government and aided colleges. It would be applicable to institutions run by the Nair Service Society (NSS) and Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP) also.

Though the government had forwarded the UGC directive to all universities in the State, Calicut is the first to take it up for consideration.

The directive will also be applicable to those institutions being run by minority management but without the non-minority status.

In its directive early this year, the UGC asked to implement reservations similar to government service in all non-minority management colleges having State or Central government aid.

Currently, government-run colleges have reserved teaching and non-teaching posts as follows: OBC 40, Dalit 10, and economically weaker sections among forward castes an additional 10.

Kerala Paravar Service Society (KPSS) had demanded the State government and university registrars to implement the UGC directive. The State also requested the universities to consider the directive. The Syndicate of the Calicut University is considering the directive based on the request

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