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Politics is continuous and timeless: Abida Syeda

Education can never be competed on the bias of caste, religion/race, social/economic strata or region. It is a skill factor for which those who have can excel. It could never be concerned with any caste whether backward or forward. On the other hand, am agreed with the fact that those who get selected with highly selective system appear to be predominantly from urban and educated families. But to bring them all at par this approach is not content. The problem with such society is very much relevant to economic not academic. Families spend more than they can afford to prepare their children for competitions, and so, if they get selected appreciation comes in supported to critics for General Quota rather than the affords applied. Problem is concerned with the social/economic strata, the underdeveloped region, therefore, it should not be related to mental capabilities. Getting an admission at IITs or IIMs is a matter of higher mental capabilities rather than higher economic or financial capabilities. Such institutes are premier and an entry to them matters which would otherwise degrades its value. Education is noble and would lose its nobleness if it made partial.
Although reservation was applicable in jobs to bring under-representatives to a level par with others but at education level it would be purely a partiality with ones who deserves. The main argument is that it goes against the idea of merit and would dilute the IITs as one of the basic reasons behind their success is the excellent students they get via IIT-JEE. The primary education provided by the government to the economically poor is highly inadequate, and this negligence by the government is the root cause of the problem. Statistics across the IIT's reveal that while about 4-5% of general category students do not complete their degree program, the number goes up to about 20% for reserved category students. The reserved class candidates are not adequately prepared to face the challenging academic  

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