[AI] DI section in CAT Examination.

alpana Dubey alpanadubey10 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 13:14:46 EDT 2010

Swati, contact me off list and i can guide you how to deal with DI section. 
I I've cracked CAT 2009.
My e-mail ID is alpanadubey10 at gmail.com
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From: "V. Jayakumar" <jayakumar.vaishnavi at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [AI] DI section in CAT Examination.

> Swati the case summary is below, link to judgement is at end (Word 
> Document)
> You may find this archived thread useful in addition
> http://www.mail-archive.com/accessindia@accessindia.org.in/msg29672.html
> Mr. Mohammed Asif Iqbal vs. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kolkata,
> Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD), and All India Council of
> Technical Education
> Case No.: 2559/2003
> Complaint: Mr. Mohammed Asif Iqbal, a visually handicapped and a graduate 
> in
> Commerce, filed a complaint under Section 59 of the Persons with
> Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full
> Participation) Act, 1995 against IIM Kolkata. The complainant submitted 
> that
> he appeared in Common Admission Test on December 9, 2001. He was not
> accepted into IIM, Kolkata. He did well in English and Mathematics but not
> on data interpretation portions. He met Chairman, Admissions, who 
> explained
> that quota does not identify visual, deaf or orthopaedic handicap
> separately. He informed the Chairman, Admissions that visually impaired 
> have
> more disadvantages over the other handicap groups. Orthopaedic or hearing
> impaired can see the graphs but visually impaired have to rely on the
> scribe. Complainant requested that IIMs should take initiative to 
> recognize
> the value of teaching blind candidates and providing fair opportunities by
> softening or lowering their admission standards for people like him. He 
> also
> suggested to set 1% seats aside for each handicap group which would serve
> their potential best.
> Judgement: It was unanimously agreed that the guidelines/instructions on
> proposed lines should be framed and issued by Ministry of HRD. Ministry of
> HRD was advised to issue the guidelines so that these would be available 
> to
> the prospective candidates of the forthcoming CAT etc. They may also
> supplement the proposed guidelines.
> Click here to read the complete judgement in word document
> http://www.eyeway.org/informs/acts-and-policies/judicial-interpretations-and-interventions/court-judgements/2559%20-%20Md%20Asif%20Iqbal%20-%20%20IIM%20Kolkatta%20%281%29.doc
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