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IITs may not have to meet quota norm for faculty

The Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) is understood to have urged the government to exempt Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) from reserving seats for faculty positions. During a closed-door IIT Council meeting — the first since 2003 — the members argued that though the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill. 2008, seeks to provide reservation in civil services for SC and ST candidates, faculty appointments in institutions of national importance have been exempted. “There is a provision in the Bill that institutions ...