A high powered MIC delegation met Higher Education Minister today to "request" the government to increase Indian student intake into local varsities this year.
The MIC has requested that Indian students at local public funded universities be increased to 8 percent.
The intake into local universities for Indian students in 2006 was 6.11 percent, 2005 (5.6 percent), 2004 (5.9 percent), 2003 (5.2 percent), and 2002 (2.7 percent).
In view of the high achievements among many Indian students, the party has asked the government for the increase in intake.
The party has also called on the powers-that-be to offer critical courses like medicine, law, dentistry, engineering and so on, to our students.
Many students who secured excellent results in the SPM and STPM examinations in the past had been offered non critical courses, resulting in them rejecting the offer.
The party has promised to monitor the intake of Indian students and urged Indian students to send a copy of their university application to the MIC headquarters.
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