Bihar Class 12 Arts topper Ruby Rai, whose lack of knowledge about her subjects was exposed on camera, did not appear for a re-examination which was taken on Friday. Rai, who had said on camera to a news channel that she had studied ‘Prodigal Science’ which was about cooking, failed to appear due to ‘health reasons’. The Bihar School Examination Board has cancelled the results of a science topper and another rank holder from the science stream after they failed to perform well in a rigorous re-test of 13 rank holders of state Intermediate examination.
Ruby scored 444 out of 500 marks in Arts stream and Saurabh Shrestha 485 out of 500 in Science. Both belong to VR College in Vaishali district.“All the toppers, except Rubi Rai, appeared for re-examination at the board office here,” a BSEB official Harihar Nath Jha said. Rubi reportedly informed the board that she is not well and unable to appear for the re-exam.
Ruby Rai’s family members who on Thursday had expressed inability of Ruby appearing for re-examination on Friday submitted an application to the Chairman of the Bihar School Examination Board, Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh seeking exemption from the exams on health grounds. The Deputy Director, Nand Kishore Yadav of Bishun Rai College of which Ruby and Saurabh are students said that post the expose, Ruby was depressed and her mental condition was not fit to undertake the examination.
Nand Kishore Yadav said, “Ruby is undergoing treatment outside Bihar as she is mentally depressed. We have given application to the Board that Ruby would appear in examination only after she is healthy”.
The re-examination and also what will be the next move of the Bihar govt as far as Ruby Rai is concerned, whether she would be given another chance to appear for the exams or whether the govt chooses to cancel her result. The question is also whether the State govt will act on Bishun Rai college which had earned the dubious distinction of producing topper for last one decade repeatedly. Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary said action would be taken against officials found to be allowing fraud to take place.
Ruby Rai failed to turn up for the retest on Friday, has been given another chance to appear for her re-exam on June 11.
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