Ministerial-level delegation to meet MHRD, UGC over AMU Malappuram development issues

By Staff Reporter

A ministerial-level delegation led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will meet MHRD and UGC authorities seeking steps to set up a higher secondary school with the Aligarh Muslim University Malappuram centre. The decision was taken at a meeting held at Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan’s chamber in Thiruvananthapuram.

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The meeting was convened by the speaker to discuss the development woes of AMU Malappuram centre. The move is aimed at increasing the representation of Keralite students in the centre.

“Once AMU schools become functional, students from Kerala will be given more chances. As per the present rules, 50% of the total seats in graduation and post graduation programmes of AMU and its centres is reserved for pass outs of AMU school,” said centre director K M Abdul Rasheed.

Presently, 20% students are from Kerala as per figures with authorities. Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan, Education Minister C Raveendranath and AMU vice chancellor will accompany the chief minister.

Apart from Chief Minister and speaker, Minister for Local Administration K T Jaleel, Minister for Education C Raveendranath, P K Kunhalikutty MP and Manjalamkuzhy Ali MLA also attended the meeting.