When the Mohan Lal Sukhadia University here invited applications
for the post of 15 peons, 3,440 people responded. One had a PhD
and another a MBA degree.
The university, about 400 km from Jaipur, conducted the interviews
Another candidate was a Masters of Computer Applications (MCA) and
yet another a Masters of Library Science. There was a
Anyone who had passed Class 8 was eligible for the post, provided
he or she had a fair knowledge of Hindi and English. The basic
salary? Rs.4,700, to go up eventually to Rs.7,440.
One highly educated candidate who applied told IANS, on the
condition of anonymity, why he was so desperate for a job.
"After completing my MBA from a private institute, I am finding it
difficult to get a job. So I applied here for the post of peon,"
"I have not disclosed this to my parents because they will be
shocked. I will tell them once I get the job."