Kerala Government has sanctioned two additional seats for admission of transgender students in all the course of Universities across the State and their affiliated colleges.
The government order issued in this reagard is a remarkable step towards inclusive education. The order has come after the Social Justice Department recommended and forwarded a request for issuing a special order for reserving seats for transgender students.
“Social Justice Department has recommended and forwarded the request for issuing special order for reserving seats for Transgender Students for various courses in Universities and affiliated Arts and Science Colleges,” the government order said.
The order also stated, “Due to societal issue, these students often have to discontinue their studies or to join other academic institutions after an academic year or after the admission process is closed”.
“In the above circumstances, Government are pleased sanction two additional seats in all courses in Universities and affiliated Arts and Science Colleges exclusively for admitting transgender students subject to the fulfillment of qualification,” said the order.
The Government has issued the order to Director of Collegiate Education and also to registrars of various state universities and higher education institutes. The universities include Kerala University, Mahathma Gandhi University, CUSAT, Calicut, Kannur, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit and Thunchathezhuthchan Malayalam Universities.