PATNA: A student who took his English exam for a Bachelor’s degree in a leading Bihar university was in for a shock when the results came in: He had passed in psychology.
Mohammad Tabrez, a student from Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav college, Bettiah, in West Champaran district, appeared for an English honours examination, with geography and history as subsidiary subjects.
The examination for the Bachelor of Arts (part-I) was conducted by Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur.
Much to his shock, the result handed over to him showed him having passed the examination with honours in psychology, a subject he had never appeared for. To confuse him further, he was passed in psychology practicals.
“I had appeared in the test for English honours and I was expecting for good marks in the subject; I had studied so hard; but the mark-sheet handed over to me showed me having passed the graduation examination in psychology, which was not even my subsidiary paper,” Tabrez told the Gulf News.
When the student approached the university with the request for a correction in the mark-sheet, authorities refused to admit their mistake.
“The university authorities were not ready to accept their guilt and said I may have mistakingly filled the [psychology] subject in the examination form. They went speechless when I showed them my admit card, which mentioned English as my honours paper,” he rues.
This is not the first time that education system in Bihar has come under fire. Earlier this year, Priyanka Singh who had appeared for class 10 examinations, conducted by the state-run Bihar State Examination Board (BSEB), was failed in two subjects.
The mark-sheet handed over to Singh, a resident of Saharsa district, showed her obtaining only nine out of 100 in Sanskrit and 29 out of 80 in a science theory exam. Subsequently, she moved the Patna High Court court, seeking justice and challenging the evaluation.
The revised mark-sheet handed over to her after court’s intervention showed a marked improvement: 80 marks in Sanskrit and 61 marks in theory exam for Science but the result was of no use to the student as by the time she was given the revised mark-sheet, the enrolment process for higher secondary courses in most institutions was already over.
Before that, Ganesh Kumar, a father of two children, was initially declared a topper in the class 12 examination conducted by the BSEB this year but was finally arrested and sent to jail for submitting a fake certificate about his age.
According to authorities, the actual age of the accused student was 42, and not 24, as was claimed and documented in his class 10th mark-sheet.
Courtesy: Gulf News