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Even Shakespeare would not get 100 percent in English today: Yechury

Wednesday June 15, 2011 08:00:45 PM, IANS

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Reacting to Delhi University's Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) announcing a 100 percent cut-off list for non-commerce students, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday said it was an attempt to keep the science students away.  

New Delhi: Taking a dig at the 100 percent cut-off at a Delhi University college, Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury said Wednesday even Shakespeare would not get 100 percent if he were to write an exam today.

"Even if Shakespeare were to come back and give an English exam today, he will not score 100 percent," Yechury said.

"Its actually bizarre. Something is very fundamentally wrong with our education system," the Left leader told NDTV news channel.

"It sounds absolutely irrational. When I did my higher secondary in 1970, I first in the merit list and my percentage was 74.2 percent," Yechury added.

In its first cut-off list, Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) affixed the cut-off for its B.Com (Honours) course at 100 percent for non-commerce aspirants. For B.A. Economics (Honours), the cut-off is 98.25 percent.




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