Student turns disadvantage into advantage

Devastated by the humiliation, Oraon turned the disadvantage into advantage by finishing third among the top ten in the Schedule Tribe Category in this year’s medical entrance examination.

He was debarred for three years from appearing in the medical entrance conducted by Jharkhand Joint Entrance Examination Council on impersonation charge and an FIR was filed in this connection, Officer-on-special duty of the Jharkhand Joint Entrance Examination Council Ramakant Singh told PTI here today.

Singh said a case of fraud was filed against Ravi Kumar Oraon after he was ‘caught’ during counselling when Oraon’s photographs on his admit card and counseling allegedly did not match in 2008/09.

“Oraon appeared the examination this year and ranked third among the Scheduled Tribe category. A council meeting will take a final decision on his admission which is scheduled on August 25,” Singh said.

“As it was a case of impersonation and that he had no criminal background, a lenient approach could be taken",

Asked whether Oraon would be allowed to take admission in any of the medical colleges as he had finished third this year, Jharkhand Tribal Welfare Minister Champai Soren said “We are looking into it.”

Oraon, who was not available for comment, reportedly said he had learnt from his mistake and vowed to get through the examinations through sheer hard work.

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