Bangalore: Minority Status only if 75% Admission Given to Minorities
From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network - Bangalore
Bangalore, Jul 6: Minority status will henceforth be granted to educational institutions in Karnataka only if the institution concerned provides admission to 75 per cent of students from a notified minority community.
This decision at a meeting of the State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Friday.
Enrolment of 75 per cent of students belonging to the notified minority community to obtain minority tag to educational institution has been made mandatory in order to ensure that the educational institutions followed the Right to Education Act, according to Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri.
Briefing reporters after the State Cabinet meeting, he said an order on granting minority tag to institutions would be issued to educational institutions concerned to follow admission of students under the Right to Education Act.
As the admission process has been completed in educational institutions this year, the RTE would be implemented in schools from the next academic year, Kageri said.