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1931 data muddies backward caste-higher-education quotas

1931 data muddies backward caste-higher-education quotas

Jul 22,2016 , 12:40 PM IST | News Analysis
Over the decade ending 2010, the enrolment rate of other backward classes (OBCs) -- a loose definition of lower castes, a level above scheduled castes and tribes -- in higher education had tripled to 22 per cent, close to the national rate of 23.6 per cent. But the issue of continuing affirmative action for OBCs is muddied because the percentage of seats reserved for them nationwide is based on 85

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