Estimating the Benefits of Reservation in Higher Education

  • Vani Kant Borooah


Borooah focuses on the reservation for places in higher education which is a corollary of the government’s (constitutionally mandated) duty to favour persons from the “reserved” categories at the expense of persons from the “non-reserved” or “general” categories, in admission to higher education institutions. This duty is formalised by the requirement that a certain proportion of seats in publicly funded or publicly assisted higher educational institutions have to be filled by persons from reserved categories. He evaluates the amount by which higher education reservation has benefited persons from the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes by giving them a higher share of places in higher education than they might have obtained in its absence.


Reservation Policy Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribes Muslims Decomposition by Attributes and Coefficients 


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  • Vani Kant Borooah
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  1. 1.School of Economics & PoliticsUniversity of UlsterNewtownabbeyUnited Kingdom

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