Maratha students get SEBC breather
After a day Bombay high court upheld the Maratha reservation in education and jobs, Maharashtra government on Friday said that Maratha students who had opted for general category while filling application form during FYJC admission 2019 can change their choice and opt for the Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) category.
Also the deadline to submit fyjc applications has been extended till July 4. Thus now, fyjc first merit list 2019 which was to be announced on July 6 will now be released on July 12.
Mr Shelar said, "It was found that Maratha community students had taken admission under the general category". Maratha students are urged to take admission under the SEBC category, Mr Shelar said that the education department is providing additional time for Maratha students to change their category.
School education minister Ashish Shelar said that 34,251 seats are reserved in educational institutions if one goes by the Bombay high court’s order of Maratha reservation at 12 per cent. On the other hand, 28,636 seats are reserved for the community if the quota is capped at 10 per cent. Mr Shelar said that 4,557 applications have been received under SEBC category so far. Parents, if they do not posses a SEBC certificate would have to give an undertaking.
Many Maratha students applied under the general category as they did not have the SEBC certificate. The draft of the undertaking is also available online. After taking admission under the SEBC category, students would be given a three-month period to submit the certificate.