Candidates contesting from Kanpur and adjoining Akbarpur seats have mixed educational background ranging from a ninth class pass to a Ph.D holder.
Congress candidate and Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal is an intermediate pass while BJP candidate from neighbouring Akbarpur constituency Arun Tiwari could not clear the tenth standard, according to the affidavit filed by them in the district election office.
While SP candidate Surendra Mohan Agarwal is an intermediate just like Jaiswal, BJP candidate and sitting MLA Satish Mahana is a science graduate.
Former minister and BSP nominee from Kanpur Sukhda Mishra is a graduate.
In Akbarpur, Congress candidate Rajram Paul is a law graduate while SP candidate Kamlesh Pathak, who is presently in jail, holds a doctorate.
Anil Shukla Varsi of BSP is a commerce graduate. Interestingly, the independent candidate from Kanpur, Omendra Bharat is an M.Tech from IIT Kanpur.
Bharat has filed his candidature as a nominee of Bharat Punarnirman Dal, an IIT initiated youth organisation. Another independent candidate A K Gupta is a doctor while another Dharmendra Pratap Singh is a MCA degree holder.