Emphasising what the apex court held 27 years ago, the bench said it is now “inclined” to convey the same message to the government over reservation in institutions of higher education.
- Regretting that some “privilege remains unchanged” even after 68 years of independence.
- National interest requires doing away with all forms of reservation in institutions of higher education.
- To make merit the primary criteria for admissions into super-specialty courses, the ground reality remains that reservation often holds sway over merit.
SC had ruled in 1988 in two judgments, had said “there should really be no reservation” since general interest of the country for improving the standard of higher education.