The English section of the bi-lingual booklet given to students for online admission to junior colleges — issued by the state school education department — has at least 32 spelling mistakes, along with grammatical and printing errors.
Students can buy the booklet for Rs 150 or download it from the state government website.
The errors include spellings like ‘defenation’ for definition, ‘speical’ for special and ‘guidence’ for guidance.
The state, however, seems unaware of the errors. “We have taken a lot of effort since December to put this together. We had engaged professors to get the language right,” said R.R. Bhise, deputy director of education of Mumbai region.