Topic-Indian polity : Issues
3) Without proper planning, 10% reservation could cause significant strain for universities in India. Analyze. (250 words)
Why this question
10% reservation for economically weaker sections has been introduced recently. The decision to not let this impact seats in educational institutions is likely to cause strain on them. This question expects you to analyze such issues.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to discuss the decision of granting reservation to economically weaker sections, analyze how it is likely to cause strain on educational institutions and what must be done in this regard.
Analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – highlight the recent decision to grant 10% reservation to EWS.
- Explain that in order to ensure that the reservations don’t impact seats for other categories, additional 25% seats to be created in educational institutions. This additional enrolment would require universities and colleges to add to infrastructure very quickly – classrooms, teachers, hostels and much more.
- Highlight the issues with Indian universities and how this measure is likely to break their already overstretched backs
- Discuss what needs to be done in this regard.
Conclusion – Give your view and discuss way forward.