The central government has approved reservations for students from Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) categories in medical college admission.
The reservations will be offered at both undergraduates (MBBS, BDS), as well as postgraduate medical colleges under the all-India quota scheme from the current academic year.
While OBCs will be given a 27% reservation, candidates from EWS will get a 10% reservation. Initially, there was no reservation under the scheme up to 2007. In 2007, the SC introduced reservations of 15% for SCs and 7.5% for STs in the all-India quota.