Gone are the days when you needed to be a genius to get a gold medal. Times are competitive and the parameters now include your eating habits and sanskars.

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Doesn't make sense to you? Well, us neither. 

Recently, the Savitribai Phule Pune University issued a circular which stated that a student needs to be a pure vegetarian, teetotaler and someone who follows 'Indian traditions and mentality' to qualify for the gold medal.

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The medal is accompanied with a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh and is given to a student from science and humanities fields on alternate years.

In their defense, the university officials have claimed that the circular is old and is re-issued every year without any change in content.

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They further said that the award is given by the trust of Yog Maharshi Shelarmama and hence the varsity has no say in deciding these parameters. 

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From the beef biryani controversy at JNU to this diktat by Pune University, Indian varsities seem to be obsessed with students' food choices a little too much.