Female Candidate Not Allowed to Appear in Entrance Test by Tezpur Institute for Wearing Shorts
The examination conducting authorities chose a centre for the test in the Girijananda Choudhury Pharmaceutical Sciences at Tezpur.
GUWAHATI: In a shocking incident, a female candidate was not allowed to appear in an entrance test by an educational institute authority for wearing a half-pant in Tezpur, Assam today.
This year's Agricultural Entrance Test was held for admission into the state agricultural college today. The examination conducting authorities chose a centre for the test in the Girijananda Choudhury Pharmaceutical Sciences at Tezpur. A female candidate arrived at the centre to appear in the test. But the centre authority did not allow her to enter the examination hall as she wore a half-pant (shorts). The decision embrassed her and she called up her father detailing the adverse situation she faced. Then, her father reached the spot and tried to buy a pant for his daughter. But before that, the centre authority brought a curtain and gave it to the candidate. Then, she wore the curtain and was allowed to enter the examination hall for appearing in the test.
On the other hand, the female candidate alleged that the authority created unnecessary pressure upon her just a few minutes before the starting of the test. " It is a kind of harassment. In the admit card, there was no mention about dress code", she said. Her father also alleged the authority did an injustice to his daughter.
Further, as the Covid-19 situation is improving in Assam, the state government will resume the physical classes for classes 10th and 11th from this month. Announcing the decision, Assam education minister Dr Ranoj Pegu said that though they are resuming the physical classes, however, hostels will remain closed till further orders. He also informed that classes of 12th standard and degree courses have already started in the state.