Thursday, June 28, 2012

Maharashtra Govt. Reserves 3% Seats for Jain Students at 7 Polytechnics

By TCN News,

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Government has reserved 70% seats at select polytechnics for constitutionally recognized minorities i.e. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists and Parsis. The seats have been reserved in the second shift diploma engineering courses at seven government polytechnics in six districts – two in Mumbai and one each in Yavatmal, Nanded, Thane, Jalgaon and Solapur. The remaining 30% seats will be for general category and other backward classes.

“70% seats for Religious Minority Students belonging to Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh, Parsi and Jain community and 30% seats for general & backward class category candidates are reserved in selected Second shift Courses for Religious Minority Students in Government polytechnics,” says the government notification issued by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State.

According to the Rules for Admission to First Year of Post SSC Diploma Courses in Engineering /Technology in Government, Government Aided & Un-Aided Polytechnics in Maharashtra State For the academic year 2012-13, formulated by the directorate, all the seats will be filled through Centralized Admission Process (CAP) at state level.

With this quota, for each course with sanctioned intake of 60, 70% seats (42) will be reserved for religious minority candidates as indicated in the following table, 30 % seats shall be available to all other general candidates and shall be filled as per the existing rules of the admission process.

If a course has 60 seats, 42 of them will be reserved for minorities.

Minority Religious Group

Break-up of seats













The government rules say that: In a particular Minority Religious Group, if sufficient numbers of candidates are not available and available seats could not be filled then in such case vacant seats shall be filled with the candidates from amongst other Minority Religious Groups on the basis of Inter se Merit (order of merit).

Moreover, if sufficient number of female candidates are not available against the specified reservation, then such seats shall be given to the male candidates from the respective Minority Religious Group. In Maharashtra, every course that comes under CAP has 30% seats reserved for female candidates.

The selected seven government polytechnics where 70% seats have been reserved for minorities offer various engineering and technical courses including Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Information Technology.

List of Govt polytechnics with second shift courses in which 70% seats are reserved for religious minorities

List of Govt polytechnics with second shift courses in which 70% seats are reserved for religious minorities

Institute Code

Name of the Institute

Name of Second shift Course

Choice Code


Government Polytechnic, Yavatmal

Civil Engineering


Mechanical Engineering



Government Polytechnic, Nanded

Civil Engineering


Mechanical Engineering



Government Institute of Printing
Technology, J.J. School Of Architecture
Compound, Near CST Station, Mumbai

Printing Technology



Government Polytechnic, 49, Ali Yawar
Jung Marg, Kherwadi, Bandra(E),

Computer Engineering


Information Technology



Government Polytechnic, Thane, At
Phadke Pada, Opp. Bharat Gears,
Mumbra Shil Road, Thane, - 400612

Civil Engineering


Mechanical Engineering



Government Polytechnic, Jalgaon Civil Engineering 500819100

Mechanical Engineering



Government Polytechnic, Akkalkot Road,

Civil Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


Application for admission
For Admission in Government/ Govt Aided polytechnics, unaided polytechnics candidates will have to apply through online application hosted on the website only. No other mode of application submission will be accepted.

However, candidates willing to take admission in unaided polytechnics for institute level seats will have to apply separately to unaided polytechnic in prescribed application form issued by the respective Unaided Polytechnic.

Candidates willing to take admission in Aided/Unaided Minority polytechnics under Minority quota will have to apply separately to respective Aided/Unaided Minority polytechnics.

--Candidate should be an Indian National
--Candidate should have passed the SSC (Std.X) examination of Maharashtra State Board of
Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination, with subjects
Maths/Mathematics, General Science and English, with minimum 35% marks in aggregate.

Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra,
STD Code: 022, Tel: 2262 0601/ 2269 0602/ 2264 1150/ 2264 1151
Help Line No: (022) 2262 6853 / 2262 6854
Fax : 022- 2269 2102 / 2269 0007

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Shravanabelagola Bhattarak Visits Mysore After 15 Years

MYSORE: This Sunday was special and auspicious for the Jain community in Mysore.

Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Mahaswami of Digambara Jain Mutt, Shravanabelagola, visited the city after a span of 15 years and was accorded a traditional welcome.

The Mysore Jain community was eagerly awaiting for this occasion. The seer inaugurated Sri Mahaveer Bhavan, a community hall, at Srirampura. Bhuvana Keerthi Bhattaraka Swami of Digambara Jain Mutt, Kanakagiri was also present.

The seer inaugurated a garden adjacent the newlybuilt hall by planting saplings and delivered a message of love and peaceful coexistence with flora and fauna.

"Nations are finding ways to destroy mankind. Those violent nations, who are killing each other in the name of aggressive patriotism and religion, are looking toward India because religion like Jainism propagate peace that is unique to the nation," said district minister S A Ramdas.

Ramdas said a corpus fund to help cancer children has been set up as directed by the seer and the 20-bedded wards will be inaugurated at the government hospitals in 20 districts. The facility will be opened on June 15, he said.


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