Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis assured that the deficit of seats for open category students in medical graduation and post-graduation admissions caused by reservation to various social communities will be compensated by increasing the number of seats in open category.
He was speaking to the delegation of “Save Merit, Save Nation” movement at Sahyadri Guest House today. Chief Minister Fadanvis further said that those eligible open category students could not get admission due to reservation should seek admission in private colleges and the government will reimburse their current year’s tuition fees.
The Chief Minister said that a system will be set up to study the problems of the open category students and find out suitable measures to resolve them. The state government is implementing 50 percent tuition fees reimbursement scheme for 604 courses for the economically weaker open category students through Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Educational Reimbursement Scheme. Besides, scholarship for education in foreign universities is given to the students of OBC and open category students, he added.
The meeting was attended by CM’s Principal Secretary Bhushan Gagarani, Secretary of Medical Education and Medicine depoartment Dr Sanjay Mukherjee, Eye specialist and Dean Dr Tatyarao Lahane, and delegation members Dr Sanjay Deshpande, Dr Anup Marar, Anil Laddhad.