Meritocratic Argument Policies Analysis

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The quota policies have shifted the student composition in public institutions due to an increasing enrollment of lower caste students. In recent years, new student organizations have emerged across higher education institutions. These organizations build solidarity among the lower caste students and raise their consciousness on a range of issues (Mukherji, 2016). This phenomenon is challenging the historical dominance of cultural capital by the higher castes. In the recent years, the student demographics has changed but overwhelming numbers of faculty belong to the higher castes. Therefore, lower caste students face individual and institutional retaliation in the form of covert and overt aggressions. The current meritocratic arguments (against

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