Bihar, a state situated in the eastern part of India has always managed to remain in the headlines. Be it the state politics or education, the state never seems to not surprise the masses. Recently, a university in Bihar has issued an admit card to Lord Ganesha. According to reports, the Lalit Narayan Mithila University (LNMU) in Darbhanga district, situated around 145 kilometers in north-east of Patna, released an admit card bearing a picture of Lord Ganesha.

Krishna Kumar Roy, a first-year B.Com (Hons) student of JN College, was left confused after he found a photograph and signature of Lord Ganesha on his admit card. According to Roy, who was miffed by this act of carelessness by the authorities, said that he was forced to make several rounds of the offices to get the faulty admit card fixed. “I had to submit relevant papers and make several rounds of my college for the past one month because of my faulty admit card,” he added.

While talking to a local daily, Roy claimed that the authorities had mistakenly swapped his photograph with Lord Ganesha’s picture. The admit card even had the signatures of Lord Ganesha. The university seems to be running at the mercy of the gods, he added.

Even though many questions were raised over the faulty administration, the university distanced itself from the controversy. Commenting on the mistake, LNMU registrar said that University has no role in this, it is cyber cafe’s fault, and from the boy got his admit card printed.

Further commenting on the matter, LNMU registrar said, “The mistake was not at our end but that of the cyber café where the student had gone to submit his examination form online. At our university, all examination forms have to be submitted online.”

Terming it as a first incident of its kind, the LNMU official said that the admit card was not valid till the same was verified and countersigned by the college principal. Showing concerns over the matter, the registrar said that all the teachers have been directed by the college principals to verify and countersign all admit cards downloaded from our website before any candidate is allowed to appear in exams.