In a highly debatable move, some pre-university colleges in Bengaluru set higher cut-off for girls citing 'gender balance' as the reason.
The Vice-Chancellor of Christ PU College - Fr Abraham VM - commented on the matter and told Times of India:
Girls are smart, and this is not a new trend. If there is no higher cut-off, the college will have only girls. Higher cut-off is to bring in gender balance.
The cut-off for science stream in Christ college is 93.92 percent for girls and 91.04 percent for boys - a substantial difference of 2.88 percent.
The news has been doing rounds on the internet and here are some of the opinions.
Historically almost every classroom in India has Male superiority in numbers. If merit has given girls a chance to overcome than why it is being hampered?— Chowkidar Abhishek Singh (@SinghtheIndian) May 16, 2019
Is that even allowed legally. It would be better to set different cut offs for different boards— Chandrika Pasricha (@chandrikap1) May 16, 2019
So, a form of reservation for boys? Entirely Unconstitutional. When some colleges don't have enough girl students.. I never heard a case where cut-off is relaxed for girls (except in constitutional reservations, if any).eg. IIT etc.— Himanshu (@ahimanshu78) May 16, 2019
Are you kidding me?— Sumedha (@ultradarkhoney) May 16, 2019
Still most boys wont make it..stop this ludicrous crap. Girls toiled to get high marks, so do boys. Those who achieve should get in, irrespective of gender.— Vikram Gadgil (@VikramVG) May 16, 2019
simply ridiculous ...— Sayantanu Koley (@ksayantanu) May 16, 2019
🤦🏻♂️ What is this stupidity! I really must wonder how these morons thought this to be fair and equitable! Can’t this be challenged in a court of law?— Adhish R Sahrawat (@AdhishSahrawat) May 16, 2019