A study conducted by Tata Institute of Social sciences in 2009 demonstrates that the all-India proportion of OBC’s in medical education is 21%, whereas that of SC/STs is 15%. This terrible representation is reflected in academia. With the central government announcement of 27% reservation for other backward classes (OBC) and 10% for economically weak section reservation in medical and dental seats, there is a lament over the loss of merit. Voices against reservation have been growing louder since the implementation of the Mandal commission recommendations in the 1990’s and 2006. In the current debate over reservation, most upper-caste commentators have conveniently missed out on analyzing the EWS quota. In this background, it is important to understand the significance of the reservation policy and the status of OBCs in higher education. OBC comprises 52% of India’s population and have historically suffered social and educational backwardness. It is a heterogeneous category that comprises peasant, artisan, service castes, among others, and several nomadic tribes.