Over 4800 schools granted minority status between 2012 and 2015: Irani

Over 4,800 schools across the country were granted minority status between 2012 and 2015, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

PTI May 09, 2016 17:53:25 IST
Over 4800 schools granted minority status between 2012 and 2015: Irani

New Delhi: Over 4,800 schools across the country were granted minority status by the National Commission for Minority Education Institutions (NCMEI) between 2012 and 2015, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

Over 4800 schools granted minority status between 2012 and 2015 Irani

Smriti Irani in this file photo. AFP

"The National Commission for Minority Education Institutions (NCMEI) has informed that it has granted minority status to 4,895 schools from 2012 to 2015," Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

According to the details provided by Irani, Kerala (1,772) had the highest number of schools to avail minority status certificates during the period followed by Uttar Pradesh (1,357).

She said that 10,661 applications were received and the "Commission granted Minority status certificates to 4,895 schools after verifying the records as per procedure laid down."

In a written reply to another question, Irani said that out of 47 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) functioning under the Patna region of KV Sangathan, 22 KVs of Bihar are running in temporary buildings provided by the sponsoring authorities.

Updated Date:

also read

Local residents join enraged Sikh community members to protest against killing of two traders in northwest Pakistan
India

Local residents join enraged Sikh community members to protest against killing of two traders in northwest Pakistan

The victims were in the business of spices and had shops in the Bata Tal bazaar in Sarband, about 17 kms from Peshawar

Pakistan: Two members of the Sikh community shot dead by unidentified gunmen
World

Pakistan: Two members of the Sikh community shot dead by unidentified gunmen

The two men killed were shopkeepers who sold spices in Bata Tal bazaar in Sarband, police said

Leaked China database reveals thousands of Uyghurs detained in Xinjiang
World

Leaked China database reveals thousands of Uyghurs detained in Xinjiang

Researchers estimate that more than one million Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are being held in a secretive network of detention centres and prisons, ostensibly as part of an anti-terrorism campaign after a series of attacks