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IITs to increase disability quota for BTech courses from next year

The Indian Institutes of Technology has decided to give admissions to more disabled students to their BTech courses from 2018.

In a positive move, the institutes will increase their disability sub-quota from 3% to 5% as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016.

It means that 5% disability sub-quota will be included in each of the caste quotas such as Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Classes and General Category.

Next year, the number of BTech seats in the 23 IITs may increase to 11,200 from 11,000 this year.

If any seats under the disability quota remain empty, then non-disabled students from the same caste quota will be admitted against those seats.

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