ISN’T IT ENOUGH BE­ING SHAH RUKH?

Student-run por­tal posts SRK’s col­lege ad­mis­sion form; says in­ten­tion is to show that marks don’t mat­ter

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Ruchika Garg ruchika.garg@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The Delhi Uni­ver­sity ad­mis­sion sea­son is just weeks away, and a very in­ter­est­ing ad­mis­sion form be­long­ing to a Hans Raj Col­lege alum­nus has sur­faced online. It’s get­ting a lot of eye­balls on so­cial me­dia, along with some tit­ters.

The form, pub­lished by a student-run por­tal, has gone vi­ral, be­cause it be­longs to none other than Shah Rukh Khan, who fin­ished school at a time when cut-off marks for col­lege ad­mis­sion didn’t hover near the dizzy­ing 100 per cent. The form shows a re­spectable 51 per cent score in English.

Web­site ad­min Mil­haj Hus­sain says that the doc­u­ment is au­then­tic. He adds that the form has been with some­one for a while now, but it got no­ticed only when the por­tal put it up on Monday.

While shar­ing it online raises the ques­tion of breach of pri­vacy, Hus­sain says that the web­site’s in­ten­tion is good. “We’ve shared it to show that marks don’t mat­ter if you are hard-work­ing enough and know your aim in life — who can be a better ex­am­ple than Shah Rukh Khan?” he says.

Com­ment­ing on it, Mayank Aggarwal, student of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa Col­lege, says, “I got better marks than Shah Rukh and still couldn’t crack a North Cam­pus col­lege. What has changed in all these years, if the cour­ses and the col­leges are the same?”

Hans Raj student Vi­raj Sho­keen asks, “If marks don’t mat­ter, why does the sys­tem of cut-off ex­ist?”

How­ever, Rishabh Suri of Kirori Mal Col­lege be­lieves, “Marks don’t de­fine any­one. SRK just de­liv­ered the most amaz­ing TED talk. Beat that!”

Un­sure of the au­then­tic­ity of the ad­mis­sion form, Hans Raj Col­lege prin­ci­pal Dr Rama says, “Shar­ing an ad­mis­sion form is not il­le­gal, but mak­ing fun of his marks is not right. Stu­dents [now] should un­der­stand that... [the] mark­ing process was dif­fer­ent then. I am proud that Shah Rukh is from my col­lege.”

PHOTO: AFP

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