What is the matter is with these politicians ?? I was just going into the bathroom to brush my teeth & suddenly my wandering eyes happened to fall on a piece of news that was at best "alarming". This is how it went in big block letters OBC'S TO GET 49.5 % RESERVATIONS IN IITs & IIMs. As far as my memory serves me, didn't these guys already have 25-27 % reservation in some 20 odd universities.
I have nothing against people from backward classes and am no racist. But this whole incident has made me sit down & think. By this millions of deserving students might miss out on valuable seats in these institutions. As far as I'm concerned this is just a move to gain political mileage by the ministry. I have personally experienced this two years ago during my EAMCET, when a friend of mine with a humongous 5-digit rank ended up doin civil engg in Osmania University and well all of you know where I ended up... MGIT. But no regrets... LIFE IS GOOD.
Getting back to the point the whole move of giving these backward caste guys a small reservation is a good idea, since many of them may not have the adequate finances to go about their studies. But a whopping 49.5 % scares the living daylights out of me. This might turn out to be a big blow to all big institutes since now the quality of their output will definitely be lower since the quality of the input due to this reservation will be lower.
A solution I propose for this is that the Govt. should make some kinda law in which the students with lesser financial resources would be given reservation coz not all these guys from backward castes are poor & not all forward caste people are rich. So I think there should some sort of assessment of assets of the candidate & according to that they should be given reservation,privileges etc.
Concluding by saying that equality in society cannot be achieved by providing the less-privileged with golden spoons & the well- to- do with steel spoons.