17 May, 2021

Unreserved On The Rolls

The merit argument is debunked as many OBCs make it to IITs in general category

Jitender Gupta
Unreserved On The Rolls

Telling Figures

Quota has narrowed the gap between general and obc/sc students this year

  • 17 Number of IITs
  • 9,867 Total number of seats
  • 4,841 General category students
  • 2,591 OBC students
  • 1,431 SC students
  • 720 ST students
  • OBC candidates who joined without reservation­­—a little over 1000


For all those naysayers who felt that reservations would lower standards at the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), there is news. A little over 1,000 students from the Other Backward Castes (OBCs) have made it to the hallowed portals of the IITs without reservation. And the number of students belonging to the Scheduled Castes and OBCs almost equals the volume of general category students who are in.

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