Ganesha's pic on exam card

Ganesha's pic on exam card

Patna: Prayers to Lord Ganesha before a crucial exam is part of the preparation for many students, but discovering the elephant god’s picture on an admit card with his signature would only lead to confusion.

Just as he was getting ready to write an exam on October 4, Krishan Kumar Roy, a first year BCom (Hons) student of Lalit Narayan Mithila University in Darbhanga, Bihar, found to his chagrin that the examination admit card had Ganesha’s picture instead of his own.

This almost got him disqualified, as the university made him run around to rectify the error.

Roy, a student of JN College in Nehra, had to submit relevant documents to get his identity verified before the varsity rectified the mistake and allowed him to write the exam.

‘Error not our fault’

The university, for its part, distanced itself from the controversy.

“The mistake was not at our end. It happened at the cyber cafe from where the student submitted the online exam form,” said university registrar Mustafa Kamal Ansari.

He also pointed out that the admit card could not be considered valid until the college principal counter-signed it after verifying the details.

“We have asked all principals to verify and counter-sign the admit cards downloaded from the university website before allowing a student to write his or her examination,” the university registrar said.

A frustrated Roy said, “The university seems to be running at the mercy of god. The faulty card is a testimony to it.”

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