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Infosys Chief calls for study on reservation in higher education

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Bangalore, May 19 (UNI) Admitting the need for reservation in higher education based on citizens' social status, Infosys Chairman and Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy today said a suitable decision should be taken only after conducting a detailed study on the matter.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function organised to release a journal brought out by veteran sprint queen P T Usha here, he said though the social standing of people belonging to the lower strata of the society need to be improved, the government could not take a unilateral decision. A detailed study involving all sections of the society should be conducted.

''Please ensure that only the rich among the backward classes did not corner these benefits,'' he cautioned.

On the government's proposal to increase the intake in higher education, Mr Murthy said this too needed wide ranging consultations before arriving at a decision. In this context, he recalled how late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had called for a detailed discussion to decide on devolution of powers to the grassroots level before enacting the Panchayati Raj Act.

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