IIM Nagpur rolls out 10 percent quota for economically weaker sections in the general category from its 2019 session

The Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIM-N) began implementing 10% quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS) in the general category from its 2019-21 sessions the premier B-school said was quoted as saying yesterday by the NDTV report. The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill on providing 10% reservation in jobs and education to the general category poor was passed by Parliament in January this year, noted the report. The IIM-N has increased its seats for the new session from 120 to 130, of which four will be filled under this provision.

“We have begun implementing the scheme by increasing our intake to 130 for 2019-20 on account of infrastructure constraints. We will implement the full 10% quota by 2020-21 in accordance with the government’s guidelines,” IIM-N Director LS Murty said.

While the Union Government has directed all government undertakings and centrally-funded educational institutions to implement the quota, the standards for its implementation in educational institutes are yet to be formulated. To facilitate the same, the IIM Nagpur has provided the shortlisted candidates with a format that allows them to submit details of their family income and assets, in order to be considered under the EWS quota. The institute’s admission portal allows candidates to upload the income and assets certificate, while also offering a window to make requisite changes.

“The criteria for a candidate to be categorised as economically weaker are in accordance with the centrally stipulated directions,” the release said. Persons who are not covered under the scheme of quota for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes and whose families have a gross annual income below Rs8 lakh are to be identified as economically weaker for the benefit of reservation.

Indian Institute of Management Nagpur started its journey in the year 2015 under the mentorship of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. The Institute’s first batch of Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Management was rolled out on July 23, 2015. At present, IIM Nagpur is located within the campus of VNIT Nagpur till it moves to its own campus (of approx 135 acres) at MIHAN, Nagpur.

IIM Nagpur, being a new generation IIM, aims to create value-driven leaders, global managers and entrepreneurs with strong conceptual foundations and analytical approach to help them be the best in whichever field they choose. The aim is to innovatively address the needs of a modern India, and connecting aspirations and realities to attain benchmarks that are respected internationally. IIM Nagpur is gradually increasing its portfolio of activities to fulfil these objectives. The institute’s curriculum has been designed by experts from the field of management education.

The learning process here helps the students connect to the industry and other stakeholders in a multidimensional way. A significant feature of IIMN is the Field Immersion Module which helps the students to experience real-life problems and come up with practical solutions for them. The campus is rich with state-of-the-art classrooms to facilitate various pedagogies, IT infrastructure for connectivity and access to academic resources among others.

The students at IIMN are encouraged to explore their entrepreneurial ambitions and for that, the institute’s faculty, who have an excellent track record of research and teaching, provide the required support and guidance to the students. The income shall also include details of earnings from all sources – like salary, agriculture, business, profession — for the fiscal prior to the year of application, the report pointed out. Also, persons whose families own five acres of agricultural land and above, residential flat of 1,000 sq. ft. and above, the residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities, the residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities, shall be excluded, irrespective of the family income.

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