It happens only in Kashmir where animals compete with humans in writing examination papers. It is called education Jammu and Kashmir style. The J&K; Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) has issued an admit card to one candidate Kachir Gaaw (Brown Cow), daughter of Gura Dand (Red Bull) for a professional course examination.

The cow has been alloted the seat at Government Degree College, Bemina for writing the examination scheduled to be held on May 10.

The incident came to light after opposition National Conference spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu posted a copy of the admit card on micro-blogging site Twitter.

“I have both the Provisional Confirmation Page for applicant Ms ‘Kachir Gaw’ as well as details of payment she made to (BOPEE),” Mattu wrote on his Twitter handle.

Mattu claimed that the records about the admit card had been taken off the BOPEE site at the behest of the state government.

Mattu’s another tweet read, “(Education Minister) Mr. Naeem Akhtar @jkpdp has some explaining to do. New benchmark of progress in Education Sector under him — COWS getting roll no slips?” Mattu added.

Controller Examinations of BOPEE Farooq Ahmad Mir has said there was not much the authorities could do to prevent people from playing such pranks. “All the applications are now made online. There is an image recognition software which does not differentiate between a human face and an animal picture. Someone has played a prank,” Mir told PTI.

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