January 13, 2006
India Sets Quotas for Private Colleges
India's Parliament has amended the country's Constitution to impose admission quotas for lower castes and classes on nearly all private colleges that do not receive government aid. Only unaided, minority-run institutions are exempt from the quotas established under last month's near-unanimous vote.
Previously, only institutions that received government aid were required to have the quotas.
The legislation, introduced by the minister of human-resource development and passed on