New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia is all set to implement the Other Backward Class (OBC) quota in a synchronized manner. Jamai is also putting in place the required infrastructure to accommodate the additional student burden it entails. As per sources, the University has taken the initiative after three years since the Government had asked higher educational institutions to implement a 27 percent quota for OBC students.
Najeeb Jung, Jamia Vice Chancellor (VC), on the other hand, has said that there is a misconception regarding disagreement over the OBC quota between the university and the government. He added that there is no such disagreement. Moreover, the increasing the number of students by 54 percent, as set out in the quota needs addition of a lot of infrastructure. Rather they have requested the government to allot some extra time to build up the infrastructure required to adjust additional people. He also added that we must not forget that our infrastructure is not capable of handling the extra students.
As per sources, there were protests by Muslim organizations demanding that Jamia be exempted from implementing the quota law. As according to them Jamia is a minority institution and taking OBC students would deny Muslim students their admission chances. As a reply to the protest, Mr Jung said that this is the law of the land. Jamia Millia Islamia is a central university and therefore it should implement the law of the land.