New Delhi: The All India council of Technical Education has aimed to revise on the scholarship scheme for J&K students. When in NIT Srinagar the Kashmir students are rutted against the non-Kashmiri's.
Beginning this Academic session, Instead of only two "“ AICTE will permit up to 10 students - to study at an institute outside the state. The change is focused to ensure that students on a distant campus do not feel lonely.
AICTE Chairman Professor Anil Shahasrebudhe told Economic Times "As of now, there are two seats under the scholarship scheme per college. From 2016, as agreed by the interministerial committee, 10 J&K students will be allowing on scholarship in the same institute. The AICTE is alert that the upper limit must be 10 so that there is no clustering of students or cases like cricket cheering controversy in 2014 at a Meerut institute. Students will not feel lonely and have support when feeling ill or travelling back home".
The Chairman said," we will not increase the upper limit of 10 students as we do not want huddling of students as seen in the reports , that students can lead to certain incidents."To avoid bunching only two students are bestowed for scholarship in any one particular institute and to have an even distribution of students in various institutes of the country.
In November 2015, in the interministerial committee meeting the ceiling was reviewed. Out of 5000 available scholarship 1600 were taken in the last academic session.
The Board decided that there should be two seats for students addressing from J&K. The super numeracy quota of two seats in all institutes may be increased to 10 per institute by the regulators. The regulators are yet to move on it, while The AICTE has decided to increase the seats.