# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 36)
Directions to Solve

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

• (A) If only argument I is strong
• (B) If only argument II is strong
• (C) If either I or II is strong
• (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
• (E) If both I and II are strong.

36.

Statement: Should there be uniforms for students in the colleges in India as in the schools?

Arguments:

1. Yes, this will improve the ambience of the colleges as all the students will be decently dressed.
2. No. The college students should not be regimented and they should be left to choose their clothes for coming to the college.
Only argument I is strong
Only argument II is strong
Either I or II is strong
Neither I nor II is strong
Both I and II are strong
Explanation:
Clearly, after being in strict discipline and following a formal dress code of the school for so many years, the students must be granted some liberty in college life, as they have to take on the responsibilities of life, next. Besides, schools adopt uniforms to take care of the security of the child - an aspect which doesn't matter much in the colleges. So, argument II holds strong. Also, the environment of the college depends on the students' dedication and etiquettes and not on their uniforms. So, argument I is vague.
Discussion:
18 comments Page 1 of 2.

Arindam Gupta said:   3 months ago
The environments of colleges and schools are different from each other. Starting from the eligibility criteria to become a professor and a high school teacher to the presence of student unions, and class structure.

All are different. So imposing the same rule on both the colleges and schools is baseless. Because in that case, employees from similar office should have uniforms too. Need not to generalize things. Hence option B is the right option.

Colleges have the authority to dictate dress codes for both boys and girls to preserve the ambiance of the college. With disciplinary action to be taken against students who dont follow the dress code. Thus, uniforms are not necessary. This gives certain amount of liberty and freedom to the students and also the college has a bit of control over them.

Thus neither arguments are strong.

But their should be uniform for college students too because nowadays we can see students bunk their classes and hangout with friends so if they wear uniform people can recognize them and also college authority can know who is on bunk with the help of local people.

Students are not that serious for their studies the way students used to do before.

Debashish sahu said:   1 decade ago
A student should desently dressed while coming to college. more over to maintain a discipline it should be applied at the college level.else if a girls/boys can come to college with a 3/4th and a half sleeveless it would not create a studious environment.

So I think the answer of this question is ambiguous.

Hawee said:   10 years ago
Having a dress code will help the students get the feeling of being in a college. Not having a uniform students can wear anything and it will distract them from studying and make not make any students feel the difference in wearing dresses. I will go with A.

In an institutions students come from different classes of the society. Without dress code some students will wear dress of high price & some will not. To avoid this visual discrimination in an educaional institution never be exoected.I will go for 'C'.

Meher said:   7 years ago
Wearing a uniform in college develops a sense of equality in the institution and is of some advantage to the economically backwards student. Not everyone can afford to buy new clothes for college. Uniforms also develop a sense of discipline in the college.

Komal Sahoo said:   4 years ago
Arguement 1 is not vague. Atleast there can be a dresscode for college students and this in no way indicates that students liberty is being hampered, rather there will be a sense of discipline in students which will help them prosper more in their life.