UoM to introduce transgender quota

UoM to introduce transgender quota

October 9, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: In yet another landmark decision aimed at empowering the transgender community, the University of Mysore (UoM) has decided to reserve one seat each in both undergraduate and post-graduate courses for transgenders.

The decision was taken at the University Academic Council meeting held at Vijnana Bhavan on Thursday. Breaking the barrier of discrimination, the University decided to introduce transgender quota to enable equal opportunities.

The Syndicate has already approved the proposal and many transpersons have already taken admissions. “We will reserve one seat in each department and mention the same in the prospectus so that more and more transgenders become empowered,” Vice-Chancellor Prof. G. Hemantha Kumar told the meeting.

In 2014, the Supreme Court passed a widely hailed judgement that recognised the rights of transgender people and said they should enjoy all fundamental rights enshrined in the Indian Constitution. The SC had directed the Centre and State Governments to take steps to treat transgenders as socially and educationally backward classes and extend reservation in admission to educational institutions and in public appointments.

The Academic Council also decided to send a proposal to the Government to enable guest lecturers to be Ph.D guides.

“Even temporary lecturers can be Ph.D guides if they have eligibility and as of now they are being prevented from exercising the role of a guide as there is no sanction from the Government. As such, there is a severe shortage of guides and this has curtailed learning,” Prof. Hemantha Kumar said.

Permission will be sought from the Government to include contract lecturers and also guest lecturers as Ph.D guides, he added.

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The Academic Council approved the Prof. B.S. Vishwanath Gold Medal to the highest scorer in M.Sc Biochemistry and M.Sc Molecular Biology and Kambapathi Sreenivasarao Memorial cash prize to the second highest scorer in M.Sc Molecular Biology.

The Academic Council approved special courses at Cresta PU College in Alanahalli that intends to start BCA in Internet of Things and BCA Cloud Computing and Digital Sciences.

Registrar Prof. R. Shivappa, Registrar (Evaluation) Prof. A.P. Gnana Prakash, Finance Officer Sangeetha Gajanana Bhat and Deans of various faculties and College Principals participated.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “UoM to introduce transgender quota”

  1. Calvin says:

    Man is a social Animal and needs to mingle with others in the Society to earn his livelihood. Despite the hurdles, he will and he should earn livelihood in order to see some positive change in his Life. So, one can’t debt him from earning his livelihood based on certain issues. By taking the above few points as the reference, I would like to say that, I am happy to see our University coming up with an initiative to allow the rejected section of the Society to study in the University with an intention of making them to come into the mainstream of the Society….
    Proud to be the Student of this University.


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