A printed circular issued by the Patna University has gone viral for a reason, you cannot believe. The printed circular was issued by the Department of Chemistry. The circular asks all PhD research scholars to mark their attendance in the register. Very basic, right? How can this go viral?
Here's the catch. The circular is riddled with grammar and syntax errors. What is even more surprising is that amid all these errors the circular is signed by the Head of the Department.
here is a notice issued by a head of department of patna university.the grammar and syntax used is appalling for a professor.whatever it may be,carelessness or incompetence,conveys the state of our higher education.@BiharEducation_ @VijayKChy @DipakKrIAS pic.twitter.com/IBlSeS1wr5— Sanjay Kumar (@sanjayjavin) June 12, 2022
The circular issued on June 10 reads, "As per verbal advice to Deputy Registrar, Patna University, All Ph.D. Research Scholars are directed to mark attendance in the attendance register. So All Research Scholars must be mark signature in attendance register otherwise absent mark in attendance register." (sic)
As the circular went viral and Twitterati was beyond baffled. Grammar nazis took it on themselves while others lamented the state of education provided by a central university.
All research scholars must be mark signature in attendance register otherwise absent mark in attendance register 😄😄😄— Alok K N Mishra HT (@AlokKNMishra) June 12, 2022
The poor 'attendance register' must be sent on leave 😄😄
It's pathetic sir. Bihar had glorious past, and the deteriorating condition of education system in Bihar is a matter of great concern. This is just one example.— Alok Ranjan Srivastav (@alokrsrivastav) June 13, 2022
Good lord ! And states are declaring English medium edu without due preparation so they grow up knowing no language ?.🤔— healthiswealth (@sujakrao) June 12, 2022
Just can't believe that it's from an HOD of a premier University 😰— Umesh Chandra Gupta (@UmeshCh72920385) June 12, 2022
Food for thought. Poor state of education in Bihar is a matter of concern for all.— R R Sahay (@CRajiva) June 12, 2022
This is the educational standard of Bihar and people here demand for govt jobs and don't prefer doing jobs in private company.— mahadev prasad (@mahadev73) June 13, 2022
What's new in this ? This is the quality for the last 20 year . I personally interacted with few of them , and it all about was disappointment.— Ravi Kumar (@RaviKum75982768) June 12, 2022
This is the condition of our higher education system.🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/9npdWUQY0k— Professor Batman (@ProfessorSaaab) June 13, 2022
One user posted another picture where the authorities at Patna University took cognizance of the errors and issued a new circular.
After all, an old adage says, "to err is human".