Ekalaiva was a young hunter in Mahabaratha period who wished to train as a warrior under Drona, the best known guru in the field at that time. He approached Drona for considering him as his student. Drona was quite impressed by the youth’s earnest interest and keen desire to master the art. Drona went on to probe his background and parentage. When he learnt that he belonged to a lower social community he was greatly displeased. Enraged he asked him how he dared to ask Drona to be his teacher. And he advised Ekalaiva to born in higher community the next janma.
Ekalaiva took this in mind and started doing tapas severely and prayed that he would born in higher community. His prayers were answered and he was born in higher community but alas, the time has really run out that he got into the kaliyuga. Ekalaiva turned out to be an ultimate 'pazham' and did his best in all subjects. He passed out with a good percentage in +2 and wanted to get into Medicine.
The date of interview happened. There sat Drona, the Chancellor. He gave a wicked smile at Ekalaiva and asked for his community. Upon learning that he belonged to forward community he got angry and started shouting. 'You are from a forward community which means you had to take a minimum of 99% but you have scored only 97%. Yet you want to enter into medicine? How is that possible? I have reservations made out for lower community. You should have scored more or born in lower community. Go go. try out to take ordinary B.Sc'. Ekalaiva stood speechless!
Now, this is just out of imagination only and not meant to offend anyone or any past told story. There can be other justifications, yet this just flashed in my mind.