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IITs waive fee for physically challenged

  • Another proposal by IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) to increase the quota of students appearing for JEE (Advanced) from 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh has been approved.
  • The minister insisted that the interests of socially and economically weaker sections should be protected at all costs.
  • The council has also approved a new plan, PAL, under which weaker students will be mentored so that they can adjust into the IIT system easily.
  • It has also decided to set up a committee to look into admissions for foreign students in IITs.
  • The IIT joint admission board’s (JAB) proposal to increase the quota of students appearing for JEE (Advanced) from 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh too has received the council’s consent.

Source: IndiaToday

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