The Bihar College That Manufactures ‘Prodigies’

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Patna: Ask anyone about Vishun Roy College in Bihar and you will be told about an institution which has earned a lot of ‘fame’ for churning out toppers.

Although the fees are exaggerating, parents flocked the college for their wards admission with a dream of their child making it to the top position.

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However, the college has become quite an embarrassment for the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) after four of its toppers failed to answer basic questions.

As the matter grew hot a case has been registered against four students named Sourabh Shrestha, Rahul Kumar, Ruby Rai and Shalini who topped the exams.

Saurabh Shrestha from the Science stream, who had secured 485 out of 500, was caught on camera failing to answer basic questions. .

Rai had secured 444 marks out of 500 in the Arts stream. However, on camera she did not even appear to know the number of subjects in her.

The board had on Friday asked Sourabh and his college mate Rahul Kumar, who were among the 13 toppers from the arts and science streams in the Class XII examinations, to reappear in a re-test following a controversy over their merits.

Following the furore over the Bihar Board examination toppers being unable to answer basic questions related to their stream eventually leading to a re-examination, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had on Sunday said the guilty won’t be spared, adding the investigation into this matter will done with a criminal angle.

However, the story is well known but the facts about the college churning so many prodigal children will shock you. The principal who runs this college is a mere Class-12 pass, but perhaps being one of the leader of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD is enough.

Bachcha Rai, the college principal had passed his class 12 exams in 1998 and soon after he established Vishun Roy College and became the principal.

Now the question arises how does such a college with such a principal manages to produce so many toppers over the years. The answer probably lies with an ex-professor of the college.

Amrendra Kumar Singh, an ex-professor of VR College said everything is ‘managed’.

“The students were provided with the answer sheet earlier. As the government toughened stance now they manage the board and the influential people above.” said Mr. Singh.

 The confession has clearly unveiled a treacherous nexus of education institutions and Bihar board officials in ‘creating toppers’ and thus blocking the path for sincere students whose hard work just get trampled.

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