The results of IIT-JEE 2008 are out and
it has been proved once again (as in earlier years)
that there is no need for OBC reservation in IITs.
Just browse this link to see the results.
For instance for the registration no: 6096400,
the AIR (All India Rank) is 2902.
The OBC rank is 367.
It is obvious that 366 OBCs have qualified on their own mettle in the first 2901 places of the whooping 3.2 lakh students who had taken up this exam.
It is reasonable to assume that more than 10% of all those selected in the merit list of 6000 students had been OBCs.
If we look at performance of SC / STs, again it is impressive only.
In the first 3000 ranks, nearly 30 are of this category.
It must also be borne in mind that all these toppers were trained in premier coaching centres that charge not less than Rs.1.5 lakhs!
Are these students backward?
Do they need any special treatment by way of reservation?
On the contrary, they are getting special treatment for the caste certificates they hold,
by by-passing other rankers to enter the prime branches such as ECE, CSE etc which will be restricted to the first 500 rankers.
It means a sea-some difference in knowledge and aptitude between those who originally qualify for the first 500 ranks and those who jump over others by OBC treatment.
Anyways, adequate representation of OBCs and SCs in the common merit list is by no means a mean achievement and it is ample proof that there is no need for reservation in IITs.