This article is from Feb 02, 2021

Reservation war between Central & Tamil Nadu government… Anna University stopped admission!

On January 29, Anna University announced that the admission for the two postgraduate courses M.Tech. Biotechnology, M.Tech.

The Central Government reservation for these two postgraduate courses conducted with the financial contribution of the Central Government (DBT) at Anna University, Chennai should follow 49.5 per cent. The Central Government has compelled Anna University not to follow the 69 per cent reservation provided by the Tamil Nadu government. The Tamil Nadu government has ordered that 69 per cent reservation be followed. Due to this conflict, Anna University has decided not to conduct student admission for these 2 postgraduate courses this year.

M.Tech. Biotechnology and M.Tech. Announcement for 2020-2021 Student Admission to the Computational Biology Course was published in October 2020. More than 200 students with All India Rank applied in the Dansett and Central Government CAT and CAT-B entrance exams. Students from Madurai, Chennai and Salem are in the top 30 in the rank list. So far they have not been invited for consultation.

In this case, in the petition filed in the Chennai High Court by a student from Saidapet, Chennai, I have obtained 182.5 marks out of 240 marks by participating in the All India Level (GAT-B) conducted for admission to the Master’s Degree in Biotechnology but the Anna University has announced that it will not be admitting students this year due to problems in providing reservations for 2 postgraduate degrees.

M.Tech. Biotechnology, M.Tech. There are 45 students each year studying for a Masters in Computational Biology. The Central Government is providing scholarships of Rs.12,000 to 12,500, and the Teachers are also paid by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The case is being heard today (Feb. 2) to demand the cancellation of the university’s notice which stopped admission of these two courses and an order to conduct student admission.

When asked by university members on behalf of the TOI whether Anna University could follow the 69% reservation, it was revealed that the All India Council for Technical Education would not allow by the university to increase this in the middle of the academic year and that there would not be enough faculty members for that too.

Prior to this, the big question was whether the 69% reservation of Tamil Nadu or the 49.5% reservation of the Central Government would be implemented after the special status of Anna University in the matter of obtaining special status. However, the central government has not confirmed that 69% reservation will be given. Currently, the problem is the implementation of the reservation system in Tamil Nadu for postgraduate courses funded by the Central Government.

When the petition came up for hearing on Tuesday, Judge P. Pughalendhi said the court could not miss the opportunity for students to pursue two higher studies, but wanted to know if there were any other valid reasons behind dropping the admission before fulfilling any interim order, the court said in a letter to Anna University.

Following a controversy over whether to accept the 69 per cent reservation, the Madras High Court has directed to file its reply by Wednesday on the petition challenging Anna University’s decision to scrap the M.Tech (Biotech) and M.Tech (Computational Biology) courses for 2020-21.

When the eminence status was announced for Anna University, many were saying that 69% reservation of Tamil Nadu’s reservation would be implemented. Many Youturn readers have even questioned how this is, but now even the University was under the control of the Tamil Nadu government it cannot be accomplished it. We leave questions and thoughts to the people regarding the status of 69% reservation after the eminence status.

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