Karnataka Govt. scraps quots for Religious Minority Institutions


In a significant policy move, the Congress government has opted to eliminate the requirement for minority educational institutions to reserve a fixed percentage of seats for students from the specific minority religion they serve.

This decision has raised concerns that non-minority students could potentially outnumber minority students in these institutions, thereby undermining the intended purpose of granting them minority status.

Previously, schools seeking minority designation were obligated to allocate a 25% quota for students from the respective minority religion. Similarly, institutions offering higher education, technical education, and skill development were required to admit 50% of students from the minority group they catered to.

Additionally, it was mandated that at least two-thirds of the management members overseeing these institutions belonged to the minority religion in question.