Is Reservation in Higher Education Only Alternative for Social Equality?

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Pooja said: (Feb 20, 2018)  
Hello friends.

The Main objective of reservation is to provide opportunities and better living standard for weaker and privileged section of the society.

Dr BR Ambedkar fought for bringing reservation system into Indian constitution to help economically various caste people who were unable to have sufficient opportunities to grow. Examples Obc, St, and SC,

After independent reservation up to maximum 20-30 years and still exists. Nowadays reservation is required by politicians to get scores of votes. Any political party never try to stop reservation because of the fear of losing the election.

Many students are not getting those opportunities which one they really deserve because of reservation.

Mainly solutions is that.

* The government should give money for St, SC and Obc for primary, secondary and higher education. And provide good health facilities. Government help only economically. No need to give any type of reservation on the caste based.

* government use high technology in the education sector for weaker section. That's where they gain a proper education.

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Holmes said: (Feb 6, 2018)  
The reservation has become an inevitable part of life. Why is it so important? Reservation in higher education is like placing an order for water in Amazon. It ruins the importance of education system and degrades the self-confidence of merit candidates. Reservation is never a constrain for social equality. Indian education system has been producing scapegoats since IITs. How can social equality be attained? Uplifting the standard of education and evaluation system plays a vital role. One nation One Education system is mandatory for excellence.

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Moula said: (Oct 28, 2017)  
Nowadays, Reservation system not required. Yes, because of reservation system merit students lose their jobs and opportunities, this reservation system required for after independence 20 or 30years only.

Talented persons losing their jobs because of this reservation, reservation needed for economically backward peoples, not for cast based people, govt should change this cast system, give chance to merit students.

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Anshu said: (Sep 2, 2017)  

I read one Had written no reservation required as God has given the same brain to all. If God has made everyone equal then why people discriminated by creating The caste system. Who gave you right. Now it's our time. Education is only one weapon we have to fight caste system. Reservation will never vanish until casteism is there.

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Golwala said: (Aug 12, 2017)  
Hi friends,

The Main motto of the reservation was to uplift the backward section of our society whose life were miserable before independence. They needed such reservation up to max. Up to 20-30 years but the current scenario is reservation still exists and we are almost 70 years after independence.

Many students are not getting what they deserve because of reservation.

Nowadays, reserved person living a luxurious life while not reserved person working hard and living a middle-class life.

The Solution is simple, the government should give money for institution fees, give books and.

Help poor students. The Government should take care that 'money will not reason for any desired candidate to achieve what they achieve'.

Due to reservation deserving candidates of our nation go abroad to work in good companies and reserved people work in government jobs. , may be a reason we could not develop as quickly as other countries are developing.

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Kamble Raju Sheshrao said: (Aug 4, 2017)  
Opinions of all above indicate that reservation is not needed on caste base. It means it is necessary to abolish caste system first from the society. Once it gets terminated then automatically issue of reservation never arise. So, all experts working on this issue, please you concentrate your efforts on removing caste system from India. If it is not possible then you are misguiding the society on the same issue.

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Konde Dhanu said: (Aug 1, 2017)  
Hello all, the topic given to us is Reservations in India: Caste based Vs Income based. Reservations in India were brought primarily with the objective of providing opportunities and better living standards for weaker and under privileged sections of the society. Dr. B.R.Ambedkar fought for bringing reservation system into Indian constitution to help economically various caste people who were unable to have sufficient opportunities to grow.

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Konde Dhanashri said: (Aug 1, 2017)  
Reservation should exist on the economic background, not on the cast.
Reservation should be best in class but not on the cast.
Reservation should be necessary for both sectors either it is public or private.

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Sayali Thorat said: (Aug 1, 2017)  
Hi, I believe reservation should be finished as soon as possible because it has already supported the backward classes to that level that now they can stand on their own because it is high time now as the general categories have suffered a lot of competition where in reputed universities a general candidate has to bring at least 95-97% in those same universities SC's&ST's get admission easily by grabbing only 85%-87% I want to ask why it is not finishing now? how much more time we would have to suffer? it is clearly a violation of the right to equality" and now it is our right and we want it".

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Tanuja Konde. said: (Aug 1, 2017)  
No, I am not thinking like that, because reservation should be based on the economical background.

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Vishakha said: (Jul 23, 2017)  
Reservation should be there, but not because of casteism but for background status, but one more thing, As being a brahmin, my Dadaji told me DAT their ancestors or upper caste people didn't allow sc st people to grow up, the brahmins n pandits created the casteism n sc st people were not allowed to go to school even, Dr.BR Ambedkar he seated on the floor n studied, he was not allowed to drink water from same well. This is what upper caste, we people did, so definitely they will ask for their rights of reservation, from my end it's OK.

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Kamal said: (Jul 10, 2017)  
As Per my opinion, after 20 to 30 years of independence Reservation to backwards class is right but still it's not favourable. I think there must be reservation system on the basis of their economic condition not by the caste system, because of that many skilled resources are not getting what they deserved. Give reservation on the price of forms, institution fees etc (make them free or lower the prices, whose economic condition is not good), but not on selection process in any job or in any institution. I recommend one thing that government should take care that the money will not be the reason for any desired candidate to achieve what he or she deserves.

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Archana said: (Jun 1, 2017)  

I read one Had written no reservation required as God has given the same brain to all. If God has made everyone equal then why people discriminated by creating The caste system. Who gave you right. Now it's our time. Education is only one weapon we have to fight caste system. Reservation will never vanish until casteism is there.

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Ishita said: (May 26, 2017)  
Reservations nowadays are promoting inequality instead of equality. It has become a huge ground of injustice. The reservations are baseless now. The education should be made cheaper for spreading it to the backward sections of the society instead of providing reservations. And the ultimate sufferers are the derserving candidates. The logic is simple. The deserving should get the chance. No matter whether he is a sc or st or obc. They too can study and fight with the general category candidates and secure a seat in the best of the institutions on the basis of their merit. So I totally criticise the reservation system in higher education. A persons caste must not decide his future rather his hardwork and dedication should!

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Himanshu said: (May 16, 2017)  
Many are saying that reservations should have to ban. Yes, I also want but To making them able to earn a better life, we should do something. I think, there is a common problem that rich people are getting high education quality and poor are getting low-class education so, in my opinion, they should be provided with a high-class education, give them an opportunity and provide best tutors from best tution and then see what is their potential.

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Sourav Saha said: (Apr 13, 2017)  
Hello, everyone, making reservation in the education system and job sectors were made to uplift the backward section of our society whose life were miserable before independence. They needed such reservations max up to 20 to 30 years. But the current scenario is reservations still exists and we are almost 70 years after independence.

The current scenario is that many students are not getting what they deserve because the system has students who are reserved. Goverment should focus now on equal rights to all. Because of political reasons such reservations exists.

Conclusion: Reservation should exist on the economical background not on caste. Because these promotes inequality in the society itself by the govt.

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Aman said: (Mar 31, 2017)  
I hope reservation should be based on previous school status in which candidate studying I hope i.e. better way to give benefits of reservation to right person.

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Siddhantgawai said: (Mar 29, 2017)  
Yes. We know that in India their 75% people need reservations. Sc, st, vj, nt, obs need the reservation because of their economical condition. Most of the people belong to this caste are poor. As a survey 75% belong to this caste are needed reservations. If you are thinking we have to give reservation on economical then we know that's how much we are computed. Dr. B.A. Ambedkar did a wonderful think by focusing on future consideration.

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Rathod said: (Mar 1, 2017)  
Reservation is better to give according to their income. In nowadays by reservation name they are getting jobs and enjoying there. They will study in private colleges and they applied for reservation post. In the case of poor people, they don't have money to join in private colleges. Nowadays no one is joining in govt colleges due to lack of teaching. So it better to give reservation according to their income.

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Yaswanth Phani Kommineni said: (Feb 24, 2017)  
Reservation is only problem that people are facing.

Reservation divides the society into parts they are who had reserved and who had not reserved.

Reserved persons are enjoying life in the government sector and living a luxurious life.

Whereas not reserved people are working hard in private companies and living a middle class or poor life.

So, that the reservations had to be removed soon.

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Mudit said: (Feb 8, 2017)  
Hello everyone, in my opinion, reservation is important but the basis of giving reservation has to be changed soon. If this system continues soon the general category people might be in need of reservation because of not getting selection irrespective of being better than the other person.

Reservations must be given to the physically disabled and the poor people not to the rich people because they are of backward sector.

It is said "YOU TAKE THE RESERVED, WE TAKE THE DESERVED" Where all the good candidates of our nation opts to work in companies like Google and Facebook while the reserved people work in government jobs, maybe that's the reason we could not develop as quickly as other countries are developing.


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Harsha said: (Feb 2, 2017)  
Reservation must be based on class but not on the caste.

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Sharan said: (Jan 26, 2017)  
Reservation is only for the poor people who deserve not for the people of downtrodden caste who are rich. Now in present education system, students get seats based on their caste but not on their talent. This system should be changed.

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Bhavanraj said: (Jan 15, 2017)  
Reservation was needed only before the independence or 10 to 20 years after independence, but still we all are living under the dark cloud of reservation. The government who gave reservation to the downtrodden people so that they can get same opportunities as upper-class people are getting. But the I thing I want to say is that keep reservation on the seats in the college, jobs or anywhere they want but select the people who deserves. I mean to say if sc cast person has 85% then only select him if cuttoff is 85%. Remove the reservation from the percentages or marks and keep the reservation on the seats and keep cutoff same to every caste.

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Shaik Inthiyaz said: (Dec 23, 2016)  
Reservation is evil of society. It was framed for the people of the downtrodden. It was applicable at that time; i.e. after independence, these reservations are extended due to political reasons only. We are in the 21st-century technology competing for the best.

With the reservation, they are diluting the quality of education, thus by quality of employees. Work and output and country are income.

How people with low qualities, skills gonna transformation. I agree with the point reservations are given on basis of economy.

Caste based reservation should be abolished and given to those who deserves it.

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Ashish said: (Dec 15, 2016)  
Reservation only given to those who are really poor not to the caste wise.

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Mukesh Panwar said: (Nov 22, 2016)  
In my opinion, reservation should be on economical basis, not on class/caste and religion.

The reservation should be given to deserving one who registered by government of India under BPL.

The other concern is about reserving the peoples who lives in forest. A special reservation should be given to these peoples because they are backward.

Higher education reservation lacks the country in the backward side. If you give opportunities to deserving one, our country would be a developed country very soon.


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Subhash Godara (Sujangarh) said: (Nov 14, 2016)  
In my view, in persent situation reservation system became evil and it is escalating across the country such Haryana Jat Quota Stir, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti in Gujarat and Maratha Aandolan Maharashtra, all third due to politicisation of reservation political parties make promises to particular class (mostly majority community) to enlist them in reservation list to only ensure their victory, actually these parties have no purpose to upliftment of backward classes. In fact this present system of reservation is based on cast which is not fair because every cast comprises both poor and rich we all know that a brahiman who fall in general category is very poor but is being deprived all benefits under reservation similarly at the other side a rich people who falls in lower cast is enjoying all benefits in fact he/she don't require reservations apart from it some people making false document with the help of corrupt officials thus the benefit of reservation is not reaching to right person there should be only one category that is poor we need to review the current system and list those people in reservation list who are really poor no matter caste and religion he/she belongs. All politicians know its bad effect wellfully but don't dare to touch it because of political reasons.

Res in higher-edu deprived real talent to get admission in good institution that later results in halt in county's growth. If govt is relly concerned about poor it should ensure easy access to poor for edu by setting up edu infrastructure in rural and remote areas rather than reservation.

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Ami said: (Nov 12, 2016)  
Equity is the basis of reservation policy to bring equality. Reservation gives concession to those who have suffered oppression through generations. The problem with education in India is that it offers free education up to the age of 15 but the level of Primary education in government schools is so bad that children who study there can never compete with those who study in private schools. Till this disparity in standard of education is not addressed, need for reservation in higher education will remain.

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Saksham said: (Nov 3, 2016)  
Reservations should be provided only on the basis of financial condition of a person, not on caste base, if government wishes to support people on caste basis they could open coaching institutes to train them instead of reserving a seat which they don't deserve.

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Anonymous said: (Nov 2, 2016)  
According to my opinion, education benefits must be provided not on basis of reservation but on the basis of his financial conditions, because all those reserved are not poor. It is really a noteworthy point. In current system, one who is suffering is normal person. New reservations are adding day by day and the entire for them are reducing. A time will come when they will have only 10% of total seats in any exam or job. I don't want to hurt anybody. But if you have the potential and you're are lacking money, then government should help you, not in that case you are a reserved category.

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Zeeshan Aftab said: (Nov 1, 2016)  
In education, reservation should be in terms of fee concession not in admission or jobs.

India is still developing country because of this factor also.

Other countries across the globe are giving Jobs to DESERVE candidates, here in Our country jobs and facilities are in hand of RESERVE candidates.

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Amit said: (Sep 29, 2016)  
Hi, friends.

In my opinion, reservation should be given to those who actually are not capable of fulfilling their basic requirements and are poor. Reservation should be in terms of class wise, not caste wise.

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Shireesha said: (Sep 28, 2016)  
In my opinion, reservation should be stopped. I have no words to say about disadvantages of reservation faced by OC students/citizens of India in each and every field mainly education, jobs. As I am fed of reservation. As an OC, I took the decision not to vote.

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Siddhesh said: (Sep 27, 2016)  
The term reservation came into the picture to encourage downtrodden to take education and make progress. But now this practice has become a curse for India. Reservation, now, is hampering India's progress and development by stealing chances of deserved and giving them for free to less deserving people. Reservation now is killing the real talent. If Constitution says equality then why is it contradicting itself by the term RESERVATION? Reservation on the economic basis is always acceptable as its would really benefit the needy. Because one thing is fact NOT EVERY GENERAL IS RICH AND NOT EVERY SC/ST/OBC IS POOR.

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Bharath said: (Sep 23, 2016)  
I think reservation should not be banned now because there are people still backward in certain communities they need education, work, clothing for their survival and to compete with this generation, but there are people (SC/ST) enjoying the government funds like wine they should be removed from the reservation.

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Rajagopal said: (Sep 13, 2016)  
Reservation should be purely on merit basis. Imagine a person becomes gets seat for MBBS purely on reservation quota with very low marks. What will happen when he becomes a Doctor with his limited knowledge. This is the game played by politicians over the years and it has been passed over for generations. Come on we are in the 21st Century. We want economic reforms but want to stick to the age-old parochial mentality of reservation policy. There was a time when so-called casteism was prevalent in India but things have changed and most of them have become an upper class and the so-called brahmins have become economically poor and they do not get any seat even though they come on the merit list because of the reservation policy. It is high time India (of course the politicians) come out of this parochial view. I have seen many deserved lost opportunities in good education institutes because of the quota system. Politicians who advocate casteism in this era should be eliminated from politics.

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Venu Gopal said: (Aug 10, 2016)  
In my opinion, reservation is one of the waste things to apply in education sector because there is no need of caste in education, in fact, it is killing the chances of merit people, but for better India in future the reservations must be banned in education and finally it is not at all alternative and moreover it creates a social inequality among the students.

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Sanskar Agarwal said: (Aug 10, 2016)  
Reservation should be given on the basis of the economic condition of the family and not on the basis of their caste.

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Balam said: (Aug 3, 2016)  
The reservation should be on the basis of the actual economical condition of the person. It should be removed from the basis of caste. The poor should get the reservation only.

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Nirali Suthar said: (Aug 2, 2016)  
My opinion.

Reservation should be banned in education. Because of reservation in education, talented students can not get more chance. SC/ST/OBC students get more chance than the general cast students. In not only education in also government sectors they get more chance than the others.

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Ansu Saira M said: (Jul 27, 2016)  
Reservations should be provided to the deserved. In reserved classes too, there are to categories-labour class (those still behind & are lagging) & service classes (whose ancestors are privileged from this in 50s & 60s & well off). The ones who get it are the service classes, thus labour class still lags behind. There are also many seats vacant for reservation unoccupied, where as many general classes are rejected as their seats are full. I feel education should be made free till 4th std for all, then let all compete together to find the place in the mainstream. Thus reservations should be based on their income status and hence should be given scholarships for same, rather than all these turmoil.

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Ansu Saira M said: (Jul 27, 2016)  
Reservations should be provided to the deserved. In reserved classes too, there are to categories-labour class (those still behind & are lagging) & service classes (whose ancestors are privileged from this in 50 s & 60 s & well off). The ones who get it are the service classes, thus labour class still lags behind. There are also many seats vacant for reservation unoccupied, where as many general classes are rejected as their seats are full. I feel education should be made free till 4th std for all, then let all compete together to find the place in the mainstream. Thus reservations should be based on their income status and hence should be given scholarships for same, rather than all these turmoil.

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Deepti said: (Jul 10, 2016)  
In the 21st century when we are dreaming of INDIA as a "DEVELOPED NATION" reservation in higher education should be removed. For social equality the government can give facilities and incentives in other aspects but not in education. As a result of reservation, many talented students are not getting a chance to study in many reputed institutions this ultimately results in the loss of human resource for a nation. Selection in higher education should be purely on merit basis. We are thinking that by giving reservation we are maintaining social equality but I completely oppose this idea I think we are creating inequality because we are giving a chance to a low standard reserved category student to pursue higher education simultaneously causing the loss of talent of a high standard unreserved category student.

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D Suraj Kumar said: (Jul 7, 2016)  
Hi guys, I am Suraj.

So far want I found in the discussion is most of us are in favour of non-reservation admin policy which will never going to happen because it's not just about you and your SC/ST friend who is gaining advantage over our policy, there are many others who still need to be uplifted and the government facing difficulty to find out who the real needy is and this won't happen until we abolish poor and illiteracy. The education system has to be changed and categorising people based on caste should be removed because we never know the one who missed getting admission in universities based on caste system could have become and this's the major factor which is dragging the development of our nation back. If at all we want to fight against it there are many who are waiting to destroy the peace and create a civil war in our nation which we are afraid of.

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Samara said: (Jun 17, 2016)  
Reservation should never be a part of education system. Admit to the universities should be given only on the merit basis. To assure social equality, backward classes should be provided assistance in the form of redemption from payment of tuition fee, should be provided with free books and hostel facility in the campus.

A general category student finds it very difficult to get the admit in government colleges, to find government jobs etc. As a result, students apply in foreign universities and prefer to work over there which we call as BRAIN DRAIN.

A category student continues to enjoy the reservation even though his family income may be more than 7L per annum.

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Priyanka said: (May 19, 2016)  
In my view, it is now high time to abolish the rule of caste in education. Education is the need of all, from rich to poor, from lower caste to upper caste. Being government of all it is the duty of govt to educate all but when the matter of higher education comes, it should be purely on merit basis. Due to the introduction of caste, many eligible candidates are not getting the opportunity. So that our country is loosing many great ideas.

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Siddharth said: (Mar 18, 2016)  
Actually if any particular society really want to prove their existence in the country then why don't they work hard for it like the non reserved category aspirants do. If they are really eager to see the upliftment of their community so they should give a good direction to their urge for getting into good positions and their free mess making time.

Instead of making loss of crore of rupees they should go for good classes and prove themselves in front of the country that without reservation too they are utmost capable for the country and can finally boil down to become an asset for the nation rather than becoming a liability for the parliamentarians.

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Amit said: (Mar 17, 2016)  
As the my point of view reservation is only valid for those who are financially weak to take good education.

Because it is not necessary that every reserved candidate doesn't have the weak family background.

We all humans have the same kind of brain. So which kind of reservation they need?

Reservation not applied by the categories basis in any kind of competition exams or jobs.

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Vipin said: (Mar 13, 2016)  
I am surprised why people oppose reservation for SC and ST. I think the biggest reservation in India is being enjoyed by the so called upper castes. According to me inheritance is the biggest reservation. The children of rich and powerful gets the same automatically without appearing in any exam. For example the son of a priest automatically gets the rights of the temple from his father to earn his lively hood without any competition. The children of Industrialist, big farmers, landlord, traders, politicians, exporters etc. Gets the same which is only reserved for them. Actually the biggest problem of the persons who opposes reservation lies with their own people who captures 80% of Indian economy, but they cannot fight with them because they belongs to their own caste. So they find an easy way to criticise by criticising reservation Before.

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Komal said: (Mar 3, 2016)  
I think it will better if government or any institution keep two sets of exam one for reservation community and other community. So that there will benefit and upliftment of both community.

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Prathyusha said: (Jan 24, 2016)  
My opinion is reservation is helping the poor students, but our country giving economically developed people.

In olden days there was a poor person, untouchability that way B. R. Ambedkar, he was to. See that situation. So he was to ask our leaders for ten years development the SC/ST. That it was continuously developing. Now where is the untouchability people SC/ST was developed.

Finally, I conclude that. Reservations are only for talent, not four castes like SC/ST.

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Suresh said: (Jan 20, 2016)  
I have only one question, whether any person got employment under reservation helped his own siblings to get educated or well settled? No, he simply ignores his own family members including parents as he feel them outdated. Whether he try to educate his own children with merit? No, he wish his children also come up with reservation.

Even an MP/MLA s children get reservation and lakhs of rupees scholarships. Whether ever Government called for the accounts from beneficiaries how the scholarship was spent? No, if so, does the nation or the society is benefited from reservation?

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Sujit Das said: (Jan 15, 2016)  
Make education mandatory and free for all till age of 15. Propose reservation based on economic status. Provide opportunities to students to earn while they study.

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Saket Gupta said: (Jan 3, 2016)  
I would like to explain some situations:

I studied hard during preparation but they got selected in exams/jobs as cut-off less for them so no need to study much. (once I asked my SC Friend- how much want in GATE exam. He said 60 approx. But we require 90+ out of 100).

I am belonging from town and medium family (not having money after my B-Tech) and they are from big city and rich family and abundant resources of study. Then why government still providing reservation on simple Cast basis.

I am not saying reservation should totally stop but govt. should change their policy of reservation and think for peoples who are from villages and financially weak and have not much resources of study.

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Nirmal said: (Dec 21, 2015)  
Cast Based Reservation System is unnecessary. Its really stupid to give more priorities to people who don't deserve it. Reservations in education and Professional Jobs are dragging India back in the development phase.

Giving special priority to Backward cast is actually highlighting the presence of such people.

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Sanjit said: (Dec 10, 2015)  
Reservation should be stop on the basis of caste, But when people will stop asking for caste, when people will stop asking for surname trying to know caste of the person. And finished name of caste from India. When people will knows only from there name not caste or surname. Every people will treat equal in private sector.

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Shalu said: (Nov 18, 2015)  
People of general cast if I say today in my opinion they should be considered as backward classes as same is treated with general as before backward classes were treated before. Generals are now helpless. So wake up guys today he is not selected due to reservation and tomorrow may your turn comes. So fight for your right.

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Ashish said: (Nov 17, 2015)  
I think reservation should not be there in studies as well as in jobs. Because the reservation mostly promotes to the lower educated student who can easily get the admission in good collages. And on the other side the high scorer student is standing in a queue. I think the reservation should be done such as the student who scores a high marks will get the top collages.

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Chinnu said: (Nov 14, 2015)  
According to my point of reservation should be banned for all castes. I would like explain one situation. I'm preparing for bank exams and I'm in poor condition. I'm not able pay application fee also. But my friend she is ST and also she is very rich. She got no application fee for SC and ST candidates. It is not correct way I think.

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Techie said: (Oct 31, 2015)  
This whole discussion is revolving around the fact that reservation is the only way to empower downtrodden, which is not correct. For last 50 years this policy is in place and we can see that the only thing which it has promoted is the degradation of quality. It's not reaching deep enough in the social strata, helping only those people who already are economically.

So the best thing would be to buttress the social support system, be it monthly payments to support weaker sections of society so that children don't need to work, provide free and quality education in government institutes (starting from primary education) and above all making it a mission so that common public who is self sufficient gets involved to lift up their fellow citizens.

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Nikhil said: (Oct 28, 2015)  
People said that reservation should be stop its possible every one know they condition of SC/ST in India. Even if they get the higher education after getting the reservation Indian private organization discriminate on the basis of caste system so they only depend on govt Job And Govt institution.

In India there is approximate 27 crores SC/ST in India people think every SC/ST get the job they are not unemployed all get the jobs.

People said Reservation based on financial its possible? When govt give the scholarship to upper caste student they making they fake certificate and get they scholarship first. I Know if govt give reservation on financial bases all upper caste become poor for getting the benefit.

People said SC/ST get job in low merit. Merit is you know why because less no candidate selected so less cutoff. People who make reservation system know the every thing that's why he make caste based system. So most of people called him legends.

Its government fault not creating the job in govt sector making every thing private if you have talent go in private institution show your talent if you have.

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Ganesh said: (Oct 26, 2015)  
Why only Sc/ST students get reservation? I know India is still developing country, but we can overcome from poverty by giving financial support to backward family but not to their children (if so students becomes lazy).

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Gopalkrishna said: (Oct 25, 2015)  

Present reservation system widens the gap between communities & area. Our great constitution granted equal rights to all its citizens. So here I want our supreme court must try to implement it in right spirit of our constitution.

Denying seats to highly meritorious students seats in professional course is violation of basic education rights and it is human rights abuse. Students who have scored much better is denied will leads disappointment. As our judiciary declared that lesser meritorious students need not be given better seats & colleges.

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Gopalkrishna said: (Oct 25, 2015)  

I want present reservation should be changed. Separate & solid basic education be provided to socially & economically backward class to compete with others. Who have availed these benefits for 2 generation be excluded. Only genuine people to get reservation benefits. Student belonging to general merit class be provided seats upto last reserved seats equally.

First seats be allotted to all the meritorious students irrespective of caste|areas. General merits peoples pays huge personal tax in lakhs of crores for national welfare&it is gross injustice to deny them seats in higher education.

So abolish reservation do scientific survey before offering reservation. All certificates provided to claim benefits should be counter checked by authorities strictly. Reservation to be provided only on the basis of merit only.

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Sarang said: (Oct 20, 2015)  
I do not support reservation in jobs, but peoples who don't have enough money to study in good institutions, scholarship has to be given to those, so that they can get admission in good institution and enhance their level and compete with others.

So in my view reservation upto some extent is right in the field of education but that should be on the economic basis, but in jobs there should be no reservation, so that only talented people come in the jobs.

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Rahul said: (Oct 17, 2015)  
This is only back step for country dealing with reservation. If one person is ias and his son study in best school and colleges then why he need reservation. The reservation is boom for sc/st and cruse for general category students.

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Raju said: (Oct 9, 2015)  
No meaning for reservation if it is provided based on caste system. It will bring sweet fruits if it is based on economy of the person.

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Abc said: (Sep 27, 2015)  
If a less educated person becomes doctor by using reservation, how the life of a patient can be in good condition. Similarly if a reserved person get chance to become pilot, can you think a safe landing of your plane?

So I think reservation should be on basis of financial condition.

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Raj said: (Sep 24, 2015)  
Hi friends.

I agree there is need for reservation. Most of the reserved seats in elite institutes remains vacant. That shows the progress of backward caste. Also no one guarantee that reservation based on financial condition will not be misused. I am proud Indian and believe we Indians will be fist to misuse it. We have high ethics value we are discussing this to remove the reservation because we want opportunity to misuse it.

There are instances where it is being misused. In west Bengal the schools will publish vacancy for certain subjects where its difficult to find the reserved category students. If not found then there is provision to convert the seat to general category. Also can anybody tell me what is the fee for medical education from management quota. Its in Lakhs. So this doctors from private medical colleges are very skilled and competent.

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Praveen Kumar said: (Sep 7, 2015)  
I feel seriously funny reading some of the comments. Reservation System is of no good. Politicians are using this as a tool to get votes. Yes, I do accept the concept of reservations based on 'Economic Status Of a Family'. We all humans have same physical features that nature has given. It is up to us to utilize it and one can't blame their caste/community for this. There are reservations right from the word go (UG admission, PG admission, Govt and Public Sector jobs, Promotions, etc). There's no stopping. At least getting gobs and promotions should be spared from this. This system can sometimes become very demoralizing.

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Rashmi Agarwal said: (Sep 2, 2015)  
Hello friends.

I partially agree with this reservation system as it help the low caste people to come forward and show their talent. But reservation has a big disadvantage that is in the name of caste, quality of engineers is decreasing day by day. At least in the field of education the opportunity should be awarded according to the individual score. In the IIT exam the cut off should be same for every student.

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Ashish said: (Aug 31, 2015)  
We are living in a country which is still developing instead our country is the world largest democratic country. But we are facing many problems and reservation is one of them. By giving reservation we are giving chance to the people who belongs to schedule caste/tribe but what is for people of general caste.

Poor people are in all classes but why giving this only sc/st. I think it must be given only on the basis of financial condition. There must be a criteria for getting reservation n there must be a transparency regarding it.

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Ar1103 said: (Aug 29, 2015)  
People are talking about equality. Where is the equality when Dalits are tortured and justice is denied to them, see the condition of SC/ST and OBC people in U.P, Bihar, Haryana and other states. One of my friend's mother didn't allowed a SC guy to enter in her house, see how the khap panchayat people treat with SC/ST/OBC.

In U.P, Bihar and some other states can you think of asking a Brahmin person to allow his daughter to marry a SC/ST. He will prefer to kill his daughter before that. N people are still talking about equality. Just because SC/ST people gets 22% of your seats general people are protesting.

Have you ever thought that how an SC/ST guys feels when he is treated as untouchable. If the reservation system is removed then the condition of these SC/ST and OBC people will deteriorate more. With the help of these reservation system at least these people are allowed to study. With the removal of this system these people will be neglected and the literacy rate will drop drastically. Reservation shall remain until the upper caste people treats the lower caste equally.

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Anupam said: (Aug 27, 2015)  
People who are well to do in society should not get reservation. If reservation has to be given to those who need it, to bring up their families (Poor people). The current form of reservation is for those who are making mock of the system.

See 50% reservation is there and those people who are well to do, they have their kids in very good education system, they avail the reservation, there by denying to those who are poor and tried reservation also but because of these selfish people, they cannot get admission.

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Richa Bharti said: (Aug 27, 2015)  
Hi friends.

I agree that in India people are very poor and they should get an opportunity but the poor people in India are not only from a certain caste. Poverty can not be dealt on the basis of caste and if we want a developed nation the criteria for reservation should be based on financial status not on certain caste barrier. It discriminate our society, the caste under reservation itself get smell that they are inferior and that's why they ate given reservation.

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Ishan said: (Aug 21, 2015)  
Hey I'm Ishan.

I'm ST and I think we should get these seats because I know the conditions of my caste people still we are far behind. Our family members are laborers, cobblers etc. Some people who are general they make the certificate of ST/SC caste and use them for selections. This is not good we are still poor peoples our peoples live in still mud houses.

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Luvly said: (Aug 13, 2015)  
Hi friends.

It is very funny to hear that government has only a reservation option for Social equality. In my point of opinion it is very bad idea to set up cotta systems, it sounds bad that due to cotta system the more claimed person are not getting a admission in good colleges and I think due to this the IIT of India's that have a good rank in world. Today they are not reputed due to not very skilled students, government should make alternatives or set up more universities.

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Yash Varmecha said: (Aug 4, 2015)  
If 69% of population of our country gets the reservation for 49% than what is wrong in this our legends had seen a dream that our nation will be one of the developed nation, so finally ending my words I would say that for the fulfillment of that dream we all have to move ahead in a organised manner & for that reservation is required for some years.

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Abhishek Tiwari said: (Jul 31, 2015)  
Hello friends,

In reservation, our childhood child belongs to SC/ST some people told him you are lucky your category SC/ST he doesn't understand at that time and than some years ago he understand reservation system and then its mentality is that I am SC/ST than I doesn't suffer much more and it doesn't get hard work.

Thank you.

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Vijay said: (Jul 15, 2015)  
Hello friends good afternoon.

I would like to share my opinion pleas don't mind. It is very difficult task to remove the reservation in India but still we can solve the problem (as many friends specified above) by changing selection procedure for reservation.

The selection of student for scholarship is on the basis of some entrance exam instead of their cast or all the admission is on the basis of open merit percentage and you can give scholarship for SC/ST etc.

I think it may be work for people who get frustration because of reservation and many student feel happy youth power is the power of country.

Thank you.

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Rishabh Dev said: (Jul 11, 2015)  
Three things should be done before removing reservation system.

1) Free education - There should not be any educational fee. So that every child rich or poor have equal opportunity everywhere.

2) Educational tax - Instead of taking fee, their should be educational tax so that all class of families rich, poor or middle afford it.

3) Ban private coaching institutes - If anyone want to teach, teach every child equally not just for their money. Instead of teaching in schools or college teachers open their own tution center so students who don't have deep pockets don't get good guidance.

Education is future of country, don't make it business.

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Ankit Singh said: (Jul 8, 2015)  
Why we talk about reservation only in education or in employment but whenever we go for donating blood but no one can ask about our caste or religious and no reservation is provided here.

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Vijay Kunar said: (Jun 28, 2015)  
A general category poor but still able to enjoy a good status in society can study without social pressure on the other hand an SC/ST who got discriminated feel stressed because of this discrimination, their families had faced it for so long that they can't come up, it takes generations to get over with this discrimination how can you expect him to give 100% to studies. A SC/ST category guy/girl got beaten because of his caste even when he/she can buy that other person can you imagine his mental situation?

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Ritesh Kumar Panda said: (Apr 22, 2015)  
Good morning gentleman.

A nice topic for discussion for all the youth of the country. Reservation, everybody has its likening and dislikes the reservation, but one must accept the realities. Somebody who says that the reservation in the menace of the contemporary India, they should well aware that the lower castes peoples are highly discriminated in past years, so we came across that they should given a chance to became a part of development.

But another problem of reservations is that the peoples who are from backward classes but are economically sound they are easily getting jobs not only in small scale but also in India's elite institution like IIT's and IIM's, these institute prepare their cut off for these peoples in nearly in two lakhs, so they didn't prepare for these institutions as other students do, therefore the institution find it difficult to produce engineers and managers of that level.

So lastly I would like to say that, lower class reservation can be limited but the peoples who are economically weak can't be avoided.

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Rohith said: (Apr 21, 2015)  
You know in Karnataka. Thy are not only giving reservations and free education for as AC and ST. But also gives full money for these category students to study in abroad and even he is very rich also he will get these benefits.

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Student said: (Mar 19, 2015)  
According to me this system of reservation is wrong. There should be no reservation.

For example in my class there were two students namely A and B. A is SC and B is general A is rich and B is poor. A got 10,000 rank and B get 1,45,000 rank in MBBS than according to rank who should get the seat? who is hard working?Who would probably become a good doctor?Answers of all these question will be 10,000 rank gaining student but who got the seat the student who got 1,45,000 this is our constitution.

Now the question arises who could make the change in this? So called ministers who are themselves SC/ST. Then why they demolish there advantage.

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Rahul said: (Mar 16, 2015)  
It is good that the people talk about merit, equality, giving equal education, has the time come to remove reservation? The answer is no.

1) I understand the pain the non-reservation people feel but imagine it happened with our forefathers, it still happens with us when people taunt us for taking admission via reservation. Then Is your pain felt for one generation equal to pain, discrimination done to us for generations?

2) People who talk about merit should ask their parents. How many marks did they get in school. I know many managers, general managers, CEO from upper caste who can not utter single word in English. When we started studying vernacular medium, you guys started studying in English medium and when we started studying in English medium you went to CBSE and ICSE, and talk about merit based on marks. In IIT JEE 2013 main entrance test, top 20% of the students from each board are eligible. For ICSE cut off was 91%. For CBSE it was 81% and state boards it was 68-75%.

Is it the equality? Is it the merit. What if let say the state board guy who gets 78% does not get into IIT, will he/she get the seat in other colleges before ICSE and CBSE students. Is it merit. You rich father little brats. Go to rich school and pay money to get high scores. In schools like dhirubai ambani international school, aarya vidya mandir the lowest marks scored by student is 95% percent, then these guys come to state college for HSC and based on absolute score get into colleges.

WHERE IS EQUALITY?/ WHERE IS MERIT? Does it mean that the license of talent is given to only to such colleges.

3) When there was no reservation. How much of innovation happened in India. Where there any doctors in villages.

Grow up guys, by mugging and pasting the answers on answer sheet you and your forefathers have got marks and jobs. At least now there is a change happening.

Indian government spends crores of money on IIT and IIM's. How many IITians go to research. Most of them work in consulting, finance. Nothing else. (Don't give excuse that they are creating jobs.).

IIM's are fresher's factories for which people take 1-2-3 years drop to prove their aptitude and talent. I mean have you ever seen person in Harvard, Stanford who has taken drop for GMAT exams.

About people who take advantage of reservation (including people who forge the caste, income certificates) , they should be punished, taunted and not others who actually deserve it.

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Rajenderkumar said: (Mar 8, 2015)  
Reservation of SC/ST, is 15% of total seats, I don't know why people are more worried about this small percentage and assume they are doing a big loss to talent people. Why they can't assume 85% person as 100% then they measure there talent. There are days where SC/ST was not allowed to enter into schools, at that time no body was worried, but now when they started reservation, then they wake up and showing bunch of reasons why reservation is wrong way of uplifting backward classes.

Can any body know how many talented people were not allowed at-least to enter school because of higher classes before reservation, and now they got chance to go school, now what wrong if just 15% talented (not backward classes) are not got chance. At that time 100% backward classes were not got change, no body was analyzed things, now 15% talented (not backward classes) are not got change, now every body started analyzing and worried about our country.

Remember Economical backward classes are different socially backward classes are different, don't mix both of them. If you want to correct, please remove weaver for backward classes on tuition fee if they are not economically backward classes, but even though they are not economically backward classes, they are socially backward they need reservation.

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Leo said: (Feb 3, 2015)  
Well Dr Ambedkar had devised a splendid plan for uplifting the backward classes. He was a great man with good vision but he failed to understand that it would be used by politicians for their own petty purposes. The reservation system is no more helping anyone. The problem is this: People, from the reserved categories, who have already got a job (say like a Bank manager, or assistant engineer or may be even a District Magistrate) are giving their sons every good facility that some of the general candidates can only dream of and they are also taking advantage of their caste.

The result: These new breed of category wale get all the bragging rights and most of them turn out to be spoil lads. But they hold high offices and you can imagine what is happening (from Bribes to God knows what). If the reservation system had really worked the slums would have reduced.

Just imagine the Indian cricket time having reservations and playing against Australia. This is exactly what is happening to India right now. Since the society's progress cannot be directly telecast on the TV screen the real situation is not being perceived.

There is another problem: resources of any nation are constant. Now with the population constantly increasing we are bound to go into a future where there will be a huge crisis of resources, say like fresh water. Now I do not know what will happen then.

Alarm bells in the Indian society are screaming and the divide between the rich and the poor is increasing. Every large industry feels India is not a good place to do business in.

I personally feel that people should try and get out of this country for a better future.

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Diksha said: (Jan 29, 2015)  
Suppose in an exam the cutoff for general candidate is 400/600 and for backward castes is 150-200. Now the student from general category who secured 300 will be rejected but the other category student who secured 180 or 220 is welcome.

But now a question arises "Were the answer sheets of general and backward castes checked in different ways?" NO. Then why such unfair distribution of seats? And, who is more able-One who obtained 300 or one who obtained 180 or 120?

Exam is a platform to identify one's capability. Everyone should be enthusiastic to succeed with his own efforts, not with external assistance.

People say that very few SC/ST have become the prime minister of India till now?but the one who is selected as the prime minister is not checked on the basis of his family background, but tested on the basis of his ability to handle the nation effectively.

Therefore I feel that if SC and ST want to succeed, they must try their level best just like the general students do and should not be dependent on reservation.

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Xyz said: (Jan 29, 2015)  
In my view maintenance of social equality depends on people's thinking and cannot be attained by reservation.

Specially in case of education and jobs, I am unable to understand why seats are reserved!the main purpose of an exam is to identify the better and more hardworking ones and for a healthy country it is necessary that EVERYONE SHOULD BE EQUAL BEFORE EXAMINATIONS.

Every candidate who is sitting in an exam should be treated the same; giving them preference to others is unfair for all those students who secure the same marks as them but are rejected. Every student has a same identity, they cannot be selected on the basis of their caste. They need to be selected on the basis of their ability, not their family background.

Do you think giving extra facilities to backward castes can ever contribute towards our nation's progress? Instead the backward castes in this way would grow negligent towards education as they know there are special seats reserved for them!

How many backward caste students are sitting in an exam does not show their percentage population. There reservation of seats for them specially for education is meaningless.

Moreover reservation can never contribute to social equality- in fact it will enlighten the rebellious spirit between upper castes and lower castes. The tag of "INEQUALITY " will get stamped on their minds and one day will surely lead to a disastrous conclusion.

Instead, for establishing social equality we need to have respect towards everyone. Such preferential steps proclaim "social inequality, not equality".

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Tazin Shadan said: (Jan 9, 2015)  
Reservation is a myth specially for OBC they the minorities get nothing except for misconceptions regarding benefits which the ruling majority imparts with full intended purpose to win the election and other general class people think that they draw immense benefit. OBC enjoy only relaxation in age apart from that all benefits are for SC/St candidates.

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Sandy said: (Dec 22, 2014)  
Hi friends.

In my opinion reservation should not be given in higher studies, because at the time of independence reservation was given a slot in the constitution by Dr.B.R. Ambedkar to eradicate the differences and ensuring equal status to the backward caste. The provision of reservation was made only for ten years but later on it was politicized for vote banks by politicians.

But as in current scenario almost differences has been rooted out form our society and people of backward caste has also got opportunity in almost all sectors. So I think instead of giving reservation for higher studies primary and secondary education in government school should be modernized. Eg. E-teaching, recruiting teachers with proper training prior to joining schools.

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Sneha Tripate said: (Dec 7, 2014)  
Yes, I think that reservation should be there in INDIA because people who belongs to SC/SC/OBC they no other system from where that got upliftment. They can come up by the help of reservation system.

Thank You.

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Nandini Vishist said: (Nov 26, 2014)  
Hello everyone as per the topic reservation should be removed from the education system because there are many talented students who are not able to fulfill their dream of studying where hey want to just because of reservation and these can be from upper class as well as from middle class.

Each and every student should be judge from his/her knowledge what he/she is from inside, because now a days we all students are being judged by there numbers and knowledge. So reservation should be removed from the education system.

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Sagar Sharma said: (Nov 6, 2014)  
Hello everyone,

I support reservation because in INDIA more than half of the population still believe in casteism. "Right to Equality" is just in papers not in real practical life. People still discriminate on basis of caste. They treat lower caste people as they are nothing.

The quality of life of some SC/ST has improved just because of reservation. Imagine Upper caste people sitting in higher position, do you really think they will ever give opportunity to lower class people.

In India people still say they are proud to be Rajput, Brahmin etc etc. They have NOT done anything to achieve this, they have randomly landed in a very random family with some random caste. It's good to think that you aren't inferior to others but having a superiority complex on the basis of your "religion" or "caste" also makes you a big racist.

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Ranga said: (Sep 28, 2014)  
Hai friends.

I agree with all but in my view the reservation is not need for casts. It is need for poor students. For example I have 2 friends one is reservation candidate other one has no reservation. In the EMCET exam reservation student get 21 marks and non reservation student get 39 marks. Reservation student is selected but non reservation is not selected. But both the students are come under below middle class families.

So in my point of view education depend upon talent not on reservation.

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Aparna said: (Sep 24, 2014)  
According to me, reservations are necessary for the people with financial problems because of which there can be upliftment in those sections of society. There are advantages and disadvantages of reservations. People make fake certificates which is wrong and we can see with students who are having reservations they take career too lightly and take undue advantage of it. One has to work hard to come you in life and not rely on reservations.

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Chetan said: (Sep 10, 2014)  
When people are kept backward by their caste, only way to uplift them is by caste only. There is no poor or rich thing in that. Large part of India is still following untouchability. Separate societies are there for low caste people. In Tamil Nadu many villages low caste people are not allowed to wear chapels. They have to drink tea in separate glass and wash their own glass even after paying for that at shop. This is the reason reservation is caste based. Regarding quality of doctor and engineer. Be clear that they only get admission by reservation. To pass Eng or medical exam they have to get same marks as general category.

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