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In his Delhi University degree, man named Prince becomes ‘Rajkumar’

Prince Kapoor, 25, found that while he had been named correctly in English, in Hindi he had been named as Rajkumar Kapoor — in a possible translation of his name.

delhi Updated: Dec 18, 2017 14:49 IST
A Mariyam Alavi
A Mariyam Alavi
Hindustan Times
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The degree certificate was a major milestone for Prince, who had enrolled in the course in 2010 and had taken five years to complete it.(HT FILE)

When Prince Kapoor received his much-awaited degree certificate from the Delhi University on Saturday, he was in for a surprise. While the university had named him correctly in English, in Hindi he had been anointed Rajkumar Kapoor.

“I got my certificate, and when I looked at it, I was surprised to see my name. They seem to have translated my name from English to Hindi. So ‘Prince’ became ‘Rajkumar’,” said the 25 year old who had graduated from a BCom programme at the School of Open Learning in 2015.

The degree certificate was a major milestone for Prince, who had enrolled in the course in 2010 and had taken five years to complete it.

“I don’t understand how it could have happened. You don’t translate names. I don’t know what to do now,” said Harvinder Kapoor, Prince’s father.

CS Dubey, the director of the distance learning institution, however, did not seem surprised by the incident.

“This happens sometimes. It happens in regular colleges too. When you have to issue as many as 400,000 certificates, one or two errors are possible. And the names are written by hand, and it is first written in English and then in Hindi, so it must be just a human error. They can just apply for a correction and they will be issued a corrected certificate,” said Dubey.

Prince said that he will be going to the university on Monday to apply for the changes.

“It is a little difficult, having to go back and forth to get this fixed. But in the future, when I apply for jobs and all that, it will be a bigger problem, if I don’t get it fixed. So I will have to do it,” said Prince.

First Published: Dec 18, 2017 14:24 IST