The HRD Ministry began exercise for implementing 10 per cent quota for EBCs in educational institutions across India once the Bill becomes a law. According to reports, the Ministry estimated that an additional 10 lakh seats have to be added in educational institutions including IITs and IIMs. As per the nationwide survey, there are 903 universities, 39,000 colleges and 10,000 self-financed courses. Reservation in educational bodies will be increased to 60 per cent from the existing 50 per cent if the EBC quota Bill becomes a law.
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