PATNA: A premier university in Bihar forgot to print question papers for its post-graduate candidates, prompting the authorities to defer examinations.
The university involved in this controversy is Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TMBU), a leading academic institute located in eastern Bihar town of Bhagalpur, famous for silk industry.
The candidates appearing at the examination centre on Thursday to take examination in Hindi subject were stunned when they were reportedly told to go home as the question paper for the examination had not been printed by mistake.
Angry examinees later protested against it but soon calmed down after being promised action against the guilty officials.
In this connection, the university vice-chancellor Dr Nalini Kant Jha has sought explanations from the officials concerned.
The date of this examination has now been rescheduled on April 22. A total of 94 students had appeared for the post-graduation examination in Hindi subject.
This is perhaps for the first time in Bihar that any examination was postponed owing to non-availability of question papers.
The university had earlier hit the headlines when it was accused of issuing fake degree to former Delhi law minister Jitendra Singh Tomar.
Very recently, the university syndicate cancelled the law degree issued to Tomar and also recommended action against 14 employees accused of being involved in the scandal, as per a report.