Bihar student loses a year as class 12 results shows marks for Urdu, instead of English
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Bihar student loses a year as class 12 results shows marks for Urdu, instead of English

Ayush had opted for English and Hindi as his language papers, and not Urdu, and the error has deprived him of taking admission to a course of his choice in a college.

education Updated: Jan 18, 2018 16:25 IST
Sagar Suraj
Sagar Suraj
Hindustan Times, Motihari
Three students of Munshi Singh College have been given marks in subjects they have not taken. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO/Representative Image)

Ayush can neither read nor write Urdu. Yet, his marksheet shows he scored 35 out of the maximum 50 in the paper for the class 12 examination, conducted by Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) last year.

Ayush, who goes by single name, is livid as the science stream student of Munshi Singh College, Motihari in East Chamapran district had opted for English and Hindi as his language papers, and not Urdu.

The BSEB error has deprived him from taking admission to a three-year BA course with English honours in the current academic session. His six-month effort to get the mistake rectified has come a cropper and he risks losing another academic year due to the “callous attitude” of the BSEB.

The results were published in June 2017, exposing yet again the rot that has set in Bihar’s education system.

“After many visits to the BSEB office in Patna, the board formed a three-member team to correct my marksheet within a time-frame that was not specified. My English answer book was also located. But the correction has not been carried out,” Ayush said.

Alleging callous attitude of BSEB officials, Ayush said he was told to return to Motihari and “take admission in any other subject as I have already cleared the examination. The board’s error has cost me a year”.

Two more students of Munshi Singh College are also running from pillar to post for correction in their results. While Alok Kumar was shown to have passed the examination in biology instead of mathematics, Rajesh Kumar has been awarded marks in history, instead of psychology he had opted.

The college’s principal Harinarayan Thakur said the problems of all the students were being redressed and their complaints had forwarded to BESB.

In a similar case, Mohammad Tabrez of Ramlakhan Singh College at Bettiah in neighbouring West Champaran district was shown to have successfully cleared the BA part -1 honours examination of Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University (BRABU), Muzaffarpur in psychology, a subject that he never opted.

In 2016, Ruby Roy and three other disgraced toppers of Bihar’s Class 12 exams were arrested after a court in Patna issued an arrest warrant against them. The revelation that Roy, as the humanities topper, did not know what political science was, led to unearthing of a massive examination racket involving the Bihar School Education Board (BSEB).

First Published: Jan 18, 2018 16:14 IST