Timothy Gonsalves Committee Suggests 20% Reservation seats for Girl Students in IITs

A committee formed by the IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) has recently given its suggestion to create 20% reservation seats for the girl students in IITs out of the total number of seats available. The committee headed by professor Timothy Gonsalves recommended the supernumerary seats to address the issue falling the number of female students entering the institute. However, the recommendation of the committee will get the final approval after the decision of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) who will decide whether the reservation will come in effect from 2017 or 2018.

The decision will not affect the number of seats available for male candidates and only those candidates who have already qualified in JEE-Advanced will be considered. The decision will enable IITs to achieve the 1 lakh target by 2020.

So, let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
Q1. How much reservation suggests by Timothy Gonsalves Committee for Girl Students in IITs?
Ans1. 20%
Source-The Hindu

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