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Is the combination of a bull and a donkey for a bullock cart is appropriate? The answer is certainly not, at least for safe running of that bullock cart. It even sounds funny because of the odd combinations.
But as per as the Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University is concerned, such types of irregularities were become the part and partial of the varsity. However, the new vice chancellor Nalini Kant Jha soon after resuming his chair, has started rectifying and in course of his action he had to slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on a principal of a affiliated college under the varsity for a bizarre incident. The principal was hold responsible for his alleged practice to promote a ‘wrong system’. The matter was highlighted after the much interesting episode of Pooja Kumari, a varsity pass out student, was came to light.
TMBU refused to issue the bachelor’s degree to Pooja Kumari, a student of 2011-14 academic session from the DNS College, Bhusia at Rajoun (Banka) an affiliated institution of TMBU.
The problem was started when Pooja was asked to submit her original graduation degree at the government school where she is a contractual teacher. When she approached the varsity, she was refused to have her certificate!
She was told by the varsity’s concerned staffs since she had chosen ‘ wrong combination’ of subject in her degree course, there was no provision for issuing degree to her.
Pooja had selected physics, chemistry and botany during her graduation, while the university allows mathematics instead of botany. “One could take chemistry with botany or zoology but when someone wants to take physics, s/he must has to select mathematics. Botany or zoology would not have any combination with physics,” said an employee of TMBU.
Source from the varsity said Pooja was admitted to a three-year physics honours degree course in the college in 2011 with botany and chemistry as subsidiary papers. Such combination of subjects was “technically not allowed” and she should have opted for mathematics, instead of botany, it pointed out.
She appeared in the examination and obtained the marks. But the blunder was detected when she applied for her degree, which she required at her job. “It was the mistake by parts of DNS College authorities to detect the error,” the source pointed out.
However the varsity put on hold her final certificate and imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the principal of the college, which allowed Pooja to take the ‘wrong’ combination of subjects, not prescribed by the university. The source revealed that the vice chancellor had imposed the fine on the college after the matter was come to his knowledge.
VC, Jha told media that the matter would be sent before the chancellor for taking his consent for confirming degree to the student.