According to the circular that came from the University Grants Commission (UGC), the University of Mumbai has been directed to reserve two seats for Jammu and Kashmir students. This reservation will be provided in all technical colleges that have approval for at least one course and the course must be approved by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).
The university was initially directed to reserve two seats in all of the colleges affiliated to it, even for courses that were not approved by the NBA. The reservation has been provided to the Jammu and Kashmir students under the supernumerary quota.
Registrar of the university, MA Khan said that the quota has not been changed for colleges other than the engineering colleges. The only change is that the UGC has said that technical colleges should have at least one NBA-accredited course. He also informed that prior to this, it was applicable to all the recognised higher education institutes.
It has also been clearly stated that apart from the NBA accreditation, the technical institutes, engineering, pharmacy and architecture colleges should be approved by the AICTE.