Newspapers recently reported that acting on a West Bengal Notification from 2014, Presidency University is going to seek permission to begin the process of “dereserving” its seats. For many, this may be the first time they have heard such a term. Even a cursory reading of the stipulation sits at odds with the language of affirmative action. The term “unavoidable” seems to suggest as if reservations are a burden on academic institutions.
Author: Sargam Sharma
I am a recent Sociology postgraduate from Jawaharlal Nehru University and enjoy reading and writing on gender, popular culture and history.