While a Humanities topper in Bihar, who thinks Political Science is about cooking, languishes in jail for allegedly cheating in her exams, and a Gujarat high-scorer says a triangle has four sides, an economics professor in Uttar Pradesh is the newest inductee in India's academic Hall of Shame.
Anil Kumar Pal, an associate professor in Economics, employed at the Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University in Jaunpur, allegedly did not know what audit means and said IMF stands for 'International Money Found', according to a report in The Times of India.
The shocking state of affairs of education in UP came to light during an evaluation of answer sheets of BA English, history and economics, the paper reported, at the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (ITHM). The centre's evaluation coordinator and director Luvkush Mishra told TOI that his suspicion was aroused when English professor Shyam Bahadur could not even spell the word 'evaluation', ironic, considering that's what his job has been for over a decade.
Mishra said the English teacher struggled while writing a two-line application letter.
Humanities topper in Bihar intermediate examination, Ruby Rai, pronounced Political Science as 'Prodikal Science' and told reporters that her subject is about cooking. Rai was arrested by Special Investigation Team (SIT) as she emerged from a re-test of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB). A Patna court also issued a non-bailable warrant against four toppers of the intermediate examination, including Ruby, in the exam racket.
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Science topper Saurbabh Shrestha, third topper Rahul Kumar and Vishun Roy college Principal Bachha Rai's daughter Shalini Rai are the other three against whom the arrest warrant was issued.
After skipping two summons to appear before a team of subject experts for reassessment of her exam performance, Ruby, enrolled from the controversial Vishun Roy college in Vaishali, arrived at BSEB office today to face a written re-test as well as interview.
Meanwhile, Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has decided to cancel Rai's result after she failed to give satisfactory replies in the re-test conducted by subject experts.
Meanwhile, a student in Gujarat who scored over 90 percent marks in the objective section of the Mathematics paper in Class X exams, said a triangle had four sides.