The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University has issued new reservation criteria, allotting 50% of seats to be reserved for Muslim applicants.
The new reservation guidelines issued by the varsity will be applicable form the 2011-12 academic session. According to the new rules, 30 percent of total seats in each programme at the varsity will be earmarked for Muslim applicants, 10 percent for Muslim women applicants and 10 percent for Other Backward Classes and Scheduled Tribes, as under the Central government list.
Seats reserved for women, OBC and ST that will be left vacant will automatically get transferred to general Muslim applicants. Also, three percent of the seats will be reserved for physically challenged applicants according to the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.
According to the new guidelines, candidates under the persons with disabilities category will be given a relaxation to the extent of 5 percent marks in the qualifying examination.The maximum period for passing a course will be two years for physically challenged candidates and might be extended by a year under special circumstances.
The new guidelines have also allotted 5 percent of the seats in all undergraduate and diploma programmes to be allotted to students of the university who have passed their qualifying examinations from Jamia schools and have been on the rolls for five consecutive years.