View Abha  Sharma 's Profile
Is Reservation in Higher Education Only Alternative for Social Equality?
Everyone has the right to get into higher education and as Indian population is made up of different categories of people, all the categories has equal rights to get higher education. So in my opinion reservation for all categories of people is a must. The percentage of reservation is done based on the number of populations of different categories of people. The belief of the upward class of people that only the backward class of people living in cities and towns are only getting the benefits of reservation is not true. Many of the backward classes of people living in the cities and towns were living in remote/village areas before getting the chance due to reservation. One thing every upward class of people should know that backward class of peoples whose pay-scales fall under a certain range and who has enough property are excluded from this reservation.

Moreover, the students from backward categories of people are no less intelligent than there upward class counterparts, which they can see for themselves.
Asked by Abha Sharma | April 13, 2012 | Report this Report abuse |  Reply now
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View RAVI  ARORA 's Profile
constitution made the provision of reservation for only 10 years. After every 10 years, it was supposed to be checked about whether it is solving its purpose or not. But it was never done. 2 things need to be done on this topic are -
1. the castes which have now enough representation in various professions, administrative and other positions should be removed from backward list. For example, yadav caste people have enough doctors, engineers, managers. They are occuping positions of even chief minister. In the same way other castes should also be identified. Due to these people, the other castes which are more backward, can not get the benefit of reservation
2. General category should have separate reservation depending on their population ratio. Reserved category people should not be selected on these seats. At present, reserved category people occupy 20-30% seats of general category and after that they occupy their reserved 50% seats. Result is that general category gets hardly 30-40% representation
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View Mukul  Gosavi 's Profile
Surely reservation is not a good idea. For a democratic country we need and in fact we right to have euality. And this reservation surely ruins taleneted brain causing brain drain. But my question is after removing this reservation will we get equal respect in other aspects of life also. Will a brahmin guy marry a SC or even a ST girl? Obviously I am not talking about the love marrieges, I mean arranged marriage. In marriage why we still see caste? I have a personal experience regarding this fact during my sister's marriage. Two to three proposals had been canceled for this reason. If reservation has to be removed from education then first of all it should be removed from our mind and heart. People should be broad mined like other developed countries. Unless and until it won't be removed from our soul, reservation always remain as it is.
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View Deepa Mehra 's Profile
Before speaking against the reservation, one should know why reservations are implemented. You can find reservations in so many developed countries in the name of "affirmative action" (United States of America). I want to clarify one thing to all who opposed reservations. In India 80 percentage population belongs to sc/st/obc. Lower castes. And 20 percent belongs to upper caste. Now tell me in all major institutions in India like JNU, HCU, DU, AIIMS, IIMC, and IIT: how many obc/dalit faculties and students are there and how many upper caste people are there ? The 20 percent people dominating in all sectors like politics, sports, education, culture and economy. Reservations are implementing to bring social justice and equality. In India on the basis of there caste people are not allowing to get good education, they are facing humiliation in higher educational institutions. If it possible please watch documentaries (film) : India untouched, death of merit and devadasi. If you oppose reservations then you have to tell how you will annihilate caste system in India. What about the atrocities on dalit women and communities. Recently in odissa so many dalith houses were burnt. What about that?, The lower class people not allowed to temples why?, How many lower caste people became as a prime minister of India ?. Dear Brothers and sisters we are not beggars reservation is our right.
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View Shilpa  kulkarni 's Profile
Backward people doesn't refer to poorer section of the society as poor and needy consists of people from different castes both backward and upper. Some says reservation is beneficial for the people of villages. It's not true that villages consists of only backward class people or poor people. Then what about poor general students of villages who have knOwledge but no money. Aren't they the sufferer. So If there is reservation it should not be on the basis of caste but on the basis of poverty. It's the poorer section of the society who can't afford quality education so for them there should be scholarship program and free coaching class program from the government and no reservation system.

Reservation makes one of the fundamental right of our constitution false that is "Right To Equality". Yes it's bringing inequality to the society. If all people are treated equally then why reservation ?let all to come out and feel the taste of competition. Some one said about history. Yes in past backward classes suffered a lot. Isn't reservation repeating past. Early backward classes were the sufferer and now the general. Should we repeat the same mistake of our forefather? The time, when the constitution was written by B. Are Ambedkar was completely different from current time. So I strongly believe that it should be rewritten.

I also want to highlight that because of reservation the quality of doctors, engineers and other professionals is falling down which is very dangerous for the progress of our country. Development of our country can be achieved only by the uplift of all the sections of the society irrespective of cast, creed and colour. Knowledge and hard work should be valued not caste.
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View Arun Kumar Pathak 's Profile
Present ploicy of reservation based on caste, creed & religion is basically aagainst the constitutional right of equility. Reservation must be on socially backward basis. Economically backward citizens should be provided adequate financial support to ensure their development at par with theother developed section. The present system deny equal oppertunity to the talented people divided on the basis of caste & creed. Reservation during admission, appointents and promotion demotivates the other conpemporary candidates who does not come under the perview of reservation policy and it is discremination.
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View sreedhar reddy surasani 's Profile
I do support reservation, but not in the present form. The present reservation allows the beneficiaries to get more benefit to their families. For example a well educated doctor, engenier or an IAS officer knows the value of education and tries to get the reservation benefit for his own children and he will not forgo the reservation to a person to his or her same caste who is really down trodden who got lesser rank (here he/she speaks about merit). As per my opinion the percentage of reservation should be same and continued and should be offered to the one who has never availed that facility and still living in high poverty in ST/SC/OBC.
Can the reservation category people do this? The answer is no never, because the reservation is not for the development of the society but for the benefit of few people.
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View Pramila  Halder 's Profile
My dear frnds for all those who are saying that backward candidates should be helped out by giving money and not by giving admission in the higher education school, i ask them, will you give your money to me for getting admission in the private school.

please keep in mind that every body has capability but the only difference is that you need proper and right guidance for nurturing your skill and knowledge which the backward classes don't have. if they are provided with equal facilities as general classes students then surely they don't need any reservation.

if a gernal candidate is get admitted in college of his choice then does he blaim the reservation system and y not the other people who got admission(bcoz they got higher marks them him)..
and yes ofcourse with help of reservation system the India is developing because the no. of backward classes people is much much more then "non reserved classes". so for the development of the country, government should keep the system of reservation at the higher education level for motivating them.
THE CASTE SYSTEM WAS NOT RAISED BY THE BACKWARD PEOPLE BUT BY THE "NON RESERVED PEOPLE" WHO HAD CATEGORISED PEOPLE ON THE BASIS OF THEIR WORK.... MIND IT
April 15, 2012 | Report this Report abuse
View Arun Kumar Pathak 's Profile
Present ploicy of reservation based on caste, creed & religion is basically aagainst the constitutional right of equility. Reservation must be on socially backward basis. Economically backward citizens should be provided adequate financial support to ensure their development at par with theother developed section. The present system deny equal oppertunity to the talented people divided on the basis of caste & creed. Reservation during admission, appointents and promotion demotivates the other conpemporary candidates who does not come under the perview of reservation policy and it is discremination.
April 15, 2012 | Report this Report abuse
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