NEW DELHI, Feb. 11 -- The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is among the few central universities in the country which plan to increase the number of seats by 25% from the coming academic year.

A majority of others leading varsities in the country, however, such as the Delhi University, Banaras Hindu Univericity and Tezpur University, have preferred a more staggered approach.

The government's move to provide 10% quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS) has necessitated that varsities increase their seats by 25% so that the share of the seats for SC, ST, OBC or general categories is not affected.

The human resource development ministry had asked varsities as well as other educational institutions to draw up a plan so that the numb...