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Explaining Minority Educational Institutions with Examples



  Jan 10, 2024

Explaining Minority Educational Institutions with Examples




1. Minority Status Definition: Educational institutions established or administered by a specific religious or linguistic minority group. For example, a college founded by a Christian missionary group specifically for Christian students.

2. Regulation Impact: Such institutions remain minority institutions even if governed by general educational statutes. For instance, a Sikh-run school still retains its minority status even if it follows state educational regulations.

3. Course Offerings: They can offer a mix of religious and secular courses. An Islamic university might offer religious studies alongside science and humanities courses.

4. Article 30 Relevance: Under Article 30 of the Indian Constitution, minorities have the right to establish and run educational institutions. A Jewish educational institution in India, for example, is protected under this article.

5. Current Legal Debate: It's about whether these institutions lose minority status if regulated by law. Aligarh Muslim University, a central university, is debating if it can maintain its minority status despite being regulated by central laws.

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