Several studies have been conducted in the field of education to determine what the characteristics of the successful candidates are and what sets them apart from the unsuccessful ones. No such relation has been found to be validated that legacy students are better performers but several studies have pointed to the fact that success is defined by the individualistic characteristics of the students. Laying down an objective test which accurately gauges the potential of a candidate is a very challenging task and thus universities should focus on this process on an on-going basis by incorporating the feedback from the previous process to ensure that the process becomes effective, accurate and consistent as it is applied across different sets of prospects at different time periods.
To summarize, education is not a privilege of the rich but of the intelligent and the deserving. There are several cases in the past that validate that success is not meted out to wealthy individuals only, but to the intelligent. Icons like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, etc started from scratch and became successful entrepreneurs in their fields. Thus the practice of legacy admissions should be done away with as it promotes discrimination in the community and also interferes with the fundamental rights of the individuals as per which every individual has the right to get equal and similar treatment. Education is not merely limited to academics, but its scope extends beyond grades and percentages to include the overall interests and talents of the individual in its ambit. The preliminary right of the universities is to achieve their vision of honing the skills of the deserved and thus this fact must be borne in mind while designing and drafting policies for development of the university and ensuring its self-efficacy.