India Education
IIMs may release general admission list
Apr 25, 2007 - 6:08:23 PM

New Delhi, April 25 - Human Resource Development - Minister Arjun Singh Wednesday indicated that the government will allow the Indian Institutes of Management - to put out the admission list for unreserved category aspirants before May 8.

The admission process has been held up due to a Supreme Court stay on the government's law reserving 27 percent of seats for Other Backward Classes - in all centrally funded institutes of higher learning. The Supreme Court will hear the case on May 8.

'Now in a changed scenario, the question is whether we can grant permission for admission to unreserved category like previous years, and take up the reserved category when the issue is resolved,' Arjun Singh told reporters after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

During the meeting in the afternoon, Arjun Singh briefed the prime minister on the vexed issue of admissions to IIM.

He said the prime minister was of the view that since delaying the admission was a collective decision of the United Progressive Alliance -, the decision to allow the admission for general category students should be a collective one too.

The decision would be announced after a meeting of the political affairs committee of the cabinet Wednesday evening.

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