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FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE LAID DOWN FOR GRANT OF RECOGNITION TO MINORITY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION:

  1. The aims and objectives of the educational agency incorporated in its bylaws should clearly specify that it is meant to primarily serve the interests of the minority community to which it belongs.
  2. The minority educational institution shall not compel any of its students or employees to take part in any of its religious activities.
  3. The minority educational institution shall observe general laws of the land relating to educational institutions.
  4. The minority educational institution will not use its privilege as minority institution for any pecuniary benefit.
  5. The minority educational institution shall charge the fees as prescribed by competent authority.
  6. The minority educational institution shall appoint teachers as per qualifications laid down by the authority concerned but it will be advisable for them to select teachers and other employees through employment exchange or open advertisement.
  7. In all academic, administrative and financial matters rules and regulations laid down by respective statutory authorities from time to time shall be wholly applicable to these institutions.
  8. The minority educational institution shall do nothing which may come in the way of communal and social harmony.
  9. Fifty percent of seats permitted to be filled up from minority communities shall be equally distributed between free and payment seats.

FOLLOWING GUIDELINES SHALL BE APPLICABLE FOR ADMISSION TO MINORITY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS:

The following policy guidelines are hereby notified for grant of minority status to educational institutions seeking affiliation to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and the Board of Technical Education, Delhi :-

 

1.                  DEFINITION OF MINORITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF MINORITY-RUN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.

 

“Minority communities” for the purpose of establishing minority educational institutions means a community notified as such under the Government of Delhi Minorities Commission Act 1999.

 

2.         COMPETENT AUTHORITY FOR ACCORDING RECOGNITION TO MINORITY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.

 

            The Competent authority to grant recognition to minority educational institutions in Delhi will be the Secretary of the Department concerned in the Government of Delhi.

 

3.         CRITERIA FOR RECOGNITION OF MINORITY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

 

a)      The educational institution should have been established by a minority community defined under para 1

b)      The agency managing the institution should have been registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

c)      The Managing Committee of the Society and Governing body of the institution should be wholly or substantially manned by the representatives of the respective minority community.

d)      The educational institution should have been running for at least two academic years in accordance with the regulations laid down by statutory authorities such as the State Government, AICTE, University, Board of Technical Education, etc.’

e)      Merely giving a nomenclature as that of belonging to a minority community will not entitle the institutions to be recognized as a minority educational institution.

 

4.         CONDITIONS FOR GRANT OF RECOGNITION TO MINORITY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

 

i)                    The aim and objectives of the educational agency incorporated in its byelaws should clearly specify that it is meant to primarily serve the interest of the minority community to which it belongs.

ii)                   The minority educational institution shall not compel its students or employees to take part in any of its religious activities.

iii)                 The minority educational institution shall observe general laws of the land relating to educational institutions.

iv)                 The minority educational institution will not use its privilege as minority institution for any pecuniary benefit.

v)                  The minority educational institution shall charge the fees as prescribed by competent authority concerned.

vi)                 The minority educational institution shall appoint teachers as per the qualifications laid down by the statutory authority concerned from time to time.

vii)               In all academic, administrative and financial matters the rules and regulations laid down by the respective statutory authorities from time to time shall be wholly applicable to these institutions.

viii)              The minority educational institution shall do nothing which may come in the way of communal and social harmony.

ix)                 Fifty percent of the seats permitted to be filled up from minority communities shall be equally distributed between `free’ and ‘payment’ seats.

 

5.         ADMISSIOIN

 

All admissions shall be made on the basis of merit as per the Common Entrance Test held by competent authority.  No admission outside the merit list shall be allowed until and unless competent authority allows to do so.

 

6.         PROCEDURE FOR SEEKING RECOGNITION AS A MINORITY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

 

i)                    Educational agencies who wish to seek recognition of their institution as a minority institution should submit an application on a prescribed form (Annexure I) to the competent authority concerned.

ii)                   A fee of Rs.10,000/- will be charged for processing the proposal and inspection of the institution.  In case of renewal of recognition a fee of Rs.5,000/- shall be charged.

iii)                 Respective competent authority shall examine the proposals and get the institute inspected, if required.

iv)                 The recognition given by the competent authority shall be valid for a period of three academic years.  During the validity period of recognition the competent authority can withdraw recognition at any time.

v)                  The institution will have to apply to the competent authority for revalidation of the recognition at least three months before the expiry of the period of validity.


 

7.         WITHDRAWL OF RECOGNITION

 

 

            The competent authority can withdraw the approval or recognition of any minority educational institution on following grounds:

 

i)                    If the educational institution subsequent to grant of approval as minority educational institution modified/revises/amends the constitution, aims and objectives on the basis of which approval was accorded.

ii)                   If the educational institution fails to adhere to the norms and conditions relating to fee structure, admission procedure, staff pattern and other qualifications, etc. prescribed by competent authority.

iii)                 If at any time the educational institution fails to meet the requirements prescribed by competent authority or other statutory authorities under their policy guidelines for recognition of the institution as minority educational institution.

iv)                 Any other circumstances which in view of competent authority warrants withdrawal of recognition of minority educational institution.

 

 

Provided that recognition once given will not be withdrawn unless competent authority has given sufficient opportunity to the minority institution to show cause as to why the recognition given should not be withdrawn.