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Reservation in IIT’S/IIM’S-the HRD Ministry goes wrong

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The HRD minister recently announced that by the amendment to the reservation act its now mandatory to have reservations for OBC students in state run higher learning institutions such as IIT’s and IIM’s(i dont know whether IISc will come under this).India’s pride is on these institutions and they are even compared with Ivy league Universities.Now this amendment will b surely a threat to the India’s learning community.The main con is that a meritorious student will be denied a seat for being a forward caste while a low scoring OBC student takes that seat.Already this reservations exist in all jobs and studies in India except these institutions.The Government need not reserve seats to bring them forward instead they can provide books,scholarships and training to economically backward students to make them compete in JEE.This will give self estemm to these guys and also a chance to enter these institutions.Instead reserving seats for a paricular community or caste will have long term problems and in India once its implemented it cant be abolished that easily.


Written by Lakshmi Narayanan

April 12, 2006 at 1:59 pm

Posted in Indian Politics

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  1. Hi,

    Your explain is very contrary to your hypothesis -” India’s pride is on these institutions” . Pride lies in incorporating students from different backgrounds and giving qualitative education.

    Do you think a student from a village or a small town ( 80% of our population) can have all the orientation needed for IIT-JEE exam?

    I think you should have a look at this site. I found it interesting and would answer your argument.



    May 28, 2006 at 8:24 am

  2. Hi,
    Back again to the same subject.The political class has already destroted the merit criteria in jobs in Govt Sector by having 49.5% reservations.The service rendered by the govt insttutions is there for all to see.Now the turn of Higher learning insitutions and then of course the final frontier , resrvations in private sector. How long do we keep quite and see the sytematic destruion of our country.How long.

    High time we teach the politicians that we care. At least start by voting against all parties who propogte castesium.

    But there is no alternative.

    So I feel there is space for a new politcal party of non reservationists who can voice the feeling of at least 50% of the indian population. Till that time god help us.

    Sridhar M.

    Sridhar M

    June 4, 2006 at 6:32 pm

  3. bail ke bulle ho sale ganduo band karo tumhari bhen ki choooooooooot(reservations)


    June 12, 2006 at 8:42 pm

  4. I would like to cite an examply on my own and would like to see if there is any response from obc/sc/st or in favour of those.

    Me and my school collegue were of same capabilities ( both were competeive and get ahead of other in different classes, in fact I was considered little better than him and I actually was, as also shown by the marks we used to get in IIT coaching ).Financially his father was a Senior Manager in same company , in which mine was a clerk and the company had offered a much much better house to them for stay, than to us. being in lower cast he understood that he can get thru IIT, and worked hard for only 1 month before IIT Jee ( which doesn’t works for general casts) and got a top rank in IIT , and later also done his MBA from IIM A. and earning huge salaries now in US, while after many years I am still thinking of getting thru some good college like ISB ( but then fees is a issue). He always had been enjoying a much better life , even from his birth, and in same town as mine( not any remote backward village) ,then why do he got the reservation and what the hell he is of any help to any backward Indian society , working at US permamnantly. I might not have got through IIT even otherwise, but am sure there would have been a person at least who was 10 times better than him, economically poor, and even socially poor who didn’t got through. Most of these SC/ST/OBCs feel very happy when they could get thrugh using this ‘idiotic’ system and it is the General caste person , who then actually feels backward to these “official backward” caste. This is not a joke, we remain much behind / backward throughout our life as compare to them just because our surname was not ………..


    January 19, 2007 at 2:12 pm

  5. Please read these comments to know how important it is to stop the reservations and get rid of the caste system.

    ‘’We are the only nation in the world were people fight to be called backward rather than forward.’’
    – Narayan Murthy

    “India is ready to discuss racism as long as it is in other countries, but not caste in its own backyard.”
    – Dipankar Gupta, professor of sociology , J.N.U. New Delhi

    ‘’In place of appealing for removal and abolishing this old curse on India, all the Indians have been shamelessly accepting the caste system imposed upon by their Religion. People are fighting against the reservation quota. Is there a single sensible person who wants to fight against the caste system which is the main reason for the quota ? ‘’
    – Damien Rebello

    Caste conscious lunatics and live in this lunatic asylum, of course against our will, and ‘blessed’ with an eternal curse of associating with the insane. The Indian caste system is pointedly diabolical. It is a real curse.
    – Swami Vivekananda

    Year 2006 : Indian newspapers carry daily stories of atrocities against Dalits or young couples being killed, sometimes by their own families, for daring to fall in love with someone from another caste. The caste based communities in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have militants to terminate people belonging to the other caste. In spite of all this the Indians think that they are making progress.
    – from DailyNews U.K.

    Nobody is saying that the caste system should be praised, for it has indeed degenerated India’s self-pride.
    – Francois Gautier

    Without question, caste system is the curse for India, and it has humiliated millions through the ages. Caste is India’s sorrow, the apartheid that makes Indians hang their heads in shame. Caste serves as the prime reason for conversions even today.
    – Barbara Crossette

    So you see to what extent this disgraceful caste system has taken us? Our political parties trade on it, our governments use it, our police connive at it. There is a nexus of criminals, police and government, as everybody knows, and we suffer.
    – Shri Parthasarathi

    India’s real curse lies in the fact that, 57 years after Independence, people continue not only to face daily injustices, but they can be murdered, raped and viciously humiliated merely because they have tried to break out of the caste trap to assert their rights as equal beings.
    – (Human Rights Report)

    Rashmi Sharma

    June 5, 2007 at 1:51 pm

  6. hi i am always cool on this topic……………


    February 9, 2009 at 9:25 pm

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