Kerala State Govt. Appoints Two-Member Committee To Address Plus One Seat Shortage In Malabar Region.

June 25, 2024 10:20 PM.

The State Govt of Kerala has appointed a two member committee to look into the issue of Plus one seat shortage in the Malabar region. The decision came after the discussion held by State Educational Minister V Sivankutty with the leaders of the student’s union.

The issue triggered as students from north Kerala districts found it difficult to get admission to Plus one course even after the securing top scores including full A+.The seat shortage is reported mainly in Malappuram, Palakkad and Kasargode districts said the minister. In Malappuram alone a shortage of nearly 7500 seats were reported.

Meanwhile, National Child Right’s Commission sought report from the State General Education department on the same. The commission directed to conduct an inquiry and submit a detailed report within 7 days. 

The committee will comprise the Higher Secondary Joint Director and Malappuram District Education Officer. Temporary batches will be allotted to solve the crisis as the existing batches are already in full capacity. A decision on the number of additional batches would be taken based on the panel’s recommendations. The committee has to submit the report by July 5. The minister announced the plan of action after discussions with student representatives on Tuesday.

The minister added that Science stream seats were in surplus in all seven taluks of Malappuram. There is a shortage of seats in commerce (3,405) and humanities (3,816) streams, he said. Besides the 7,478 seat shortage in Malappuram, there was a shortage of 252 and 1,757 seats in Kasaragod and Palakkad, respectively.

The shortage in other districts will be rectified in the supplementary allotment stage, Sivankutty said. Application for supplementary allotment will be open from July 2-5 and the allotment will begin on July 8.