Anjuli Bhargava: It is a complete waste of resources

Here's why there is a need to be skeptical about reservation in higher education

Anjuli Bhargava

For the last year or so, I have been writing on the subject of education. In the process I have met a range of vice chancellors, professors, principals, academicians and students and while there are many lessons to be drawn from conversations with them, there's one thing I am firmly convinced of. Reservation in higher education - as even the Supreme Court has recently argued - needs to be done away with. There may still be some justification for reserving seats for the backward classes at the primary levels, but at the higher levels it is proving to be counterproductive and is doing ...