IIM Calcutta To Increase Seats In MBA Programme From 2019 Session To Facilitate Rolling Out Of EWS QuotaStudents at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Campus in Kolkata, West Bengal. (Photo by Suvashis Mullick/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) is set to introduce a 2 to 3 per cent reservation for its flagship two-year Master of Business of Administration (MBA) course from the 2019-2021 session to implement quota for economically weaker sections (EWS) of the general category, reports Times of India.

The report cited sources as saying that the institute will also increase the number of seats by 18 to a total of 480 from this year.

According to the report, the IIM-C intends to raise the EWS quota to 10 per cent by the 2021-2023 session, by which time the total number of seats will be capped at 578.

“After assessing our available facilities, we concluded that the institute is in a position to implement the EWS quota from this year. Hence, we went ahead,” an IIM official was quoted in the report as saying.

“Moreover, the government had been pushing for implementing the 10% increase under the quota within the next two years. We have made an exception and will be implementing the same in three years, ” the official added.

The IIM-C, in order to increase the intake of students, in the next few years will focus on setting up new academic infrastructure including construction of adequate number of hostels, additional classrooms and faculty offices.

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