50% of NIT-Goa seats exclusively for local students

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The government of India has decided to reserve 50 per cent of the seats exclusively for Goan students in the National Institute of ...

PANAJI: The government of India has decided to reserve 50 per cent of the seats exclusively for Goan students in the National Institute of Technology (NIT) based in Goa, from the current academic year 2012-13. This was stated by the Press Information Bureau on Wednesday.

Till the academic year 2011-12, 50 per cent of the home state seats for Goa were reserved for the state of Goa, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Diu, Daman and Lakshadweep and the rest of the seats were filled on an all India merit basis.
However, with this new decision, 50 per cent of the home state seats become exclusively reserved for Goan students. Hence, out of the 90 seats being offered in NIT Goa, 45 seats are exclusively reserved for the local students.
Now Dadra Nagar Haveli, Diu and Daman will form part of Gujarat state and Lakshadweep will be treated as part of Kerala state for the purpose of admissions in respect of home quota. NIT-Surat takes care of Dadra Nagar Haveli and Diu, Daman
and NIT-Calicut takes care of Lakshadweep for admissions in the home state quota.
The NIT-Goa is presently functioning from its temporary campus located at the Goa Engineering College at Farmagudi, Ponda, since the academic year 2010-11.