The 13 toppers appeared before an experts team for authentication of the marks obtained by them in the wake of a media expose pointing fingers at their merit.
The 13 rank holders in Arts and Science streams of Bihar Board on Friday appeared before an experts team for authentication of the marks obtained by them in the wake of a media expose pointing fingers at their merit.
Ruby Rai, the infamous Humanities topper who pronounced Political Science as ‘Prodigal Science’ and described it as a subject related to cooking in a video, did not make it to the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) for the test, BSEB Chairman Lalkeswar Prasad Singh told PTI.
He said Ruby’s father had sent an application stating that she was under “depression” and so could not turn up.
“She has gone outside for treatment for her mental depression prior to the publication of the board’s advertisement which asked her and other 13 rank holders to appear for the test on June 3,” the Chairman said.
In the application, Ruby’s father sought more time for her appearance.
“She will prove her ability once she recovers,” he said in the application.
Nand Kishore Yadav, Deputy Director of Bishun Rai College, where the student had studied carried the letter to the board.
Both Ruby and Science topper Saurabh Kumar hail from Bishun Rai College in Bhagwanpur in Vaishali district which is in the eye of a storm after the media expose.
Some news channels had earlier shown the girl, who topped the state government’s plus two examination in Humanities,purportedly pronouncing ‘Political Science’ as ‘Prodigal Science’ and describing it as a subject related to cooking.
Similarly, the boy who topped Science stream was purportedly unaware of electron and proton.
Following the expose, the BSEB put on hold the results of the toppers of Arts and Science streams of class XII examination and called 14 toppers of Arts and Science streams for a test before subject experts today.
Science topper Saurabh Kumar whose knowledge of the subject is under a scanner attended the test today.
“Those appearing for test today were subjected to a fresh written test and were interviewed on their subjects,” the BSEB Chairman said.
On being asked when will the results of the authentication test come out, the Chairman did not specify any time.
“The expert committee will first give its report after that it will go to a committee dealing with use of unfair means in examination before the final results,” he said.