MP’s Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University has decided to reserve 17 seats in the undergraduate courses at various colleges for the children of displaced Hindu families from Kashmir, including children of Kashmiri Pandits.
The Madhya Pradesh government has taken a major decision that would benefit the members of the Kashmiri Pandit community who had been driven out of their homelands and forced to live a refugee life in their own country.
Jabalpur’s Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University has decided to reserve 17 seats in the undergraduate courses at various colleges for the children of displaced Hindu families from Kashmir, including children of Kashmiri Pandits.
“The university administration has reserved a total of 17 seats for Kashmiri Pandits, Kashmiri Hindus and children of displaced families in the new session of undergraduate courses from this year. If the application is not received, the deadline has been extended till November 14,” Dr SK Joshi, Registrar, Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Sciences University, Jabalpur.
Five seats each will be reserved at Jabalpur Veterinary College, Mahu (Indore) Veterinary College and Rewa Veterinary College. Two seats will be reserved at Jabalpur Medical College. The last date for submission of applications has been extended to November 14.
According to the administration, the reservation was to be implemented in the previous academic session, but due to delay, it is being implemented in the new academic session this year. Earlier, there was no such reservation.
These undergraduate courses are offered by the Veterinary University of Jabalpur. Earlier, the quotas were available only for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and the Veterinary Council of India (VCI).
This time, the university has added a new quota from this year following a directive from the Union Human Resource Department, in which children of Kashmiri Pandits and Hindu families displaced from their homes will be allowed to enter the quota.
Candidates must have passed the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) to apply for the posts. Candidates will have to pay the application fee for the post of graduate in Science and Engineering from the university.