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Case for Caste-based Quotas in Higher Education

The roots of discrimination in India go so deep that social and economic disparities are deeply intertwined, although in increasingly complex ways. We still need reservations for different groups in higher education, not because they are the perfect instruments to rectify long-standing discrimination, but because they are the most workable method to move in this direction. The nature of Indian society ensures that without such measures, social discrimination and exclusion will only persist and be strengthened.

Reservations Experience as Framework of Debate

Reservations: Experience as Framework of Debate Kancha Ilaiah In the ongoing debate on reservations, the long-term impact of these provisions in education at the individual and social level has not received enough attention. A personal account of what it really means to have access to education, only because of reservation, to the individual, the community and to the village society I AM one of those who became a lecturer in Political Science under the BC reserved quota in Osmania University. Given the unwritten laws of patronage and access that determine who gets jobs in our institutions my first class MA. subsequent M Phil and several publications in all-India journals would not have brought me a job but for the reservation. In my university out of 1,200 teachers about 160 became teachers only because of reservations to QBCs, SCs and STs.

Towards Equality Consequences of Protective Discrimination

Discrimination Karuna Ahmad We have completed 30 years of experimentation with the policy of protective discrimination in favour of Scheduled Castes and Tribes and it is time to review its gains and drawbacks.

How Close to Equality Are Scheduled Castes

After two decades of special concessions to bring them on par with the general population., Scheduled Castes remain at the rear end of development. While the caste system prolongs their handicaps, such pro- tective legislation against it as there has been touches only the untouchability aspect
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