Nation of Beancounters

How the Delhi School of Economics got around caste quotas OR Regulation Aversion, Masters edition

Posted in Uncategorized by Navin Kumar on August 9, 2011

By government decree, all public-funded educational institutions – including Delhi University – are required to reserve 27% of their seats for individuals belonging to Other Backward Castes.

There are 180 students in my Masters class at the Delhi School of Economics, which means there ought be approximately 48 OBC students. How many are actually there? Ten.

You see, DSE has a Very Strict Policy of not admitting students who don’t score a minimum of 40% in their entrance exam. And the entrance exam is so difficult that the cut-offs for even General Category students is around 40-45% (they don’t actually release the precise numbers but I have a knowledgeable source).

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