reservation quota in india

ca5505aec25a44cc7db10beea56e-should-there-be-sc-st-reservationIndia is a huge country with a massive population of over 1.2 billion people residing in it. but there is reservation quota. It comprises of people from different ethnicity and religion. There is also a rigid caste system prevailing in the country. In the face of given stratification in the country, the government faces a challenge of making education accessible to all the castes, people from all the religions and backgrounds. It is a country which is in dire need of education because it is the only way to secure a brighter future for the country. It requires participation from all groups and people from all ethnicities and castes. For this purpose reservation or quota system was introduced in the education system of India.

India is a huge country with a massive population of over 1.2 billion people residing in it. It comprises of people from different ethnicity and religion. There is also a rigid caste system prevailing in the country. In the face of given stratification in the country, the government faces a challenge of making education accessible to all the castes, people from all the religions and backgrounds. It is a country which is in dire need of education because it is the only way to secure a brighter future for the country. It requires participation from all groups and people from all ethnicities and castes. For this purpose reservation or quota system was introduced in the education system of India.

Reservation or Quota System:

Reservation or Quota system was introduced in the country with a clean intention of making education accessible to the under privileged castes and minorities of the state. It is a process in which a certain percentage of seats are set aside in educational institutes for the enrollment of students from such under privileged castes and underrepresented communities. For this purpose, different reservations have been introduced like, reservation for women, reservation for physically challenged, reservation for economically backward classes, reservation for scheduled castes etc.

The proportion of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) within the entire population comprises of almost 22.5%. For them, a reservation quota of 22.5% has been decided. The percentage distribution of reservation quota for different groups is as follows:

Scheduled Cates – 15%

Scheduled Tribes – 7.5%

Other Backward Classes (OBC) – 27%

Total reservation – 49.5%

 

Favoring Reservation System:

Since the introduction of reservation system in India, a lot of controversy has been attached to it. There are people who are in favor or quota system and consider it a positive step towards making education accessible among the masses without any discrimination. The students of these castes and groups have always had difficulties in attaining education with normal people in normal institutes which is why they lag behind. They have an equal right for education and quota system is a medium which gives them a fair chance to stand in the queue and prove their worth and talent against students of upper castes and majority.

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