While some panel members suggested that institutions should be completely autonomous, some members suggested that the varsities should be mainly for minorities.
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In a high-level committee meeting chaired by Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday, the modalities of setting up of five universities for minorities was discussed.
Some of the discussions were on whether or not the universities will have minority tags besides discussing about offering 40 to 50 per cent reservation to empower girl students.
The minister at the committee meeting opined that the proposed universities should impart education to all communities. Nothing as such has confirmed about imparting education to all community, the meeting however observed that the government intends to start working for the proposed institutions in next 3 to 4 months.
While some panel members suggested that the institutions should be completely autonomous, some members suggested that the varsities should be mainly for minorities.
“Naqvi, as he had stated earlier, said the character of the varsities will not be purely minority. But the experts will discuss the issue in detail and submit their report in this regard soon,” the sources said.