Srinagar: A cow has been issued an admit card to write a professional entrance examination to be held here on May 10.
The admit card for the entrance examination for the Diploma in Polytechnic course, issued by the Board of Professional Entrance Examinations, is in the name of Kachir Gaaw (brown cow), supposedly the daughter of Gura Dand (red bull). The examination centre is the Government Degree College, Bemina.
National Conference spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu raised the issue by uploading a copy of the admit card on Twitter. The Board issued the roll-number slip after “due verification”. “I have both the Provisional Confirmation Page for applicant Ms. Kachir Gaw as well as details of payment she made to the Board,” Mr. Mattu tweeted.
Mattu claimed that the records about the admit card had been taken off the BOPEE site at the behest of the state government.
“However, after an informal heads-up was sent to the government, the Board was asked to take the record down from their website this morning.”
“(Education Minister) Mr. Naeem Akhtar @jkpdp has some explaining to do. New benchmark of progress in Education Sector under him — COWS getting roll no slips?” Matuu added.
Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah commented, “Brilliant. I wish Kachir Gaaw had turned up for the examination.”
Controller of Examinations Farooq Ahmad Mir said there was not much the authorities could do to prevent people from playing such pranks.