Thapar University in Punjab continues with the State Quota

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In a recent decision taken by the Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, explains that  the management of Thapar University will continue with the existing norm to provide 50 percent quota for students hailing from the state. He warned that any departure from these rules would not be tolerated at any cost in a  meeting of the Board of Governors (BOG) of Thapar Educational Trust held recently. He remarked that,  Thapar University was bound to abide by the stipulated rules on provision of 50 percent quota to the students from the state.

Due to the generosity state government, Thapar University was provided 250 acre of land, coupled with financial assistance worth Rs.30 lakh, for the establishment of the earlier Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology  in 1956, which is now the Thapar University. The quota for the students of the state, which was once 90 percent in the institutions, has been drastically tapered off to a sheer 50 percent, which was complete injustice to students of the state. Also, Thapar University had in February this year announced its decision to abolish the 50 per cent quota for Punjab students. The university claimed that it had done so in accordance with University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines. It took back the decision May this year following pressure from the Punjab government.