UGC seeks report on 'Objectional Question' asked during Sharda University Exams 2022

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Updated on May 10, 2022 09:49 IST

Asking the Greater Noida-based private university for a detailed action-taken report, the higher education regulator enquired about the steps taken by it to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.

Controversial question asked during Sharda University Exams 2022

Sharda University Exams 2022: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has come into action after reports of an "objectionable" question asked during Sharda University Exams 2022 went viral. According to the reports, the "objectionable" question asked during the private university exams was on similarities between Hindutva and fascism.

Asking the Greater Noida-based private university for a detailed action-taken report, the higher education regulator enquired about the steps taken by it to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.

"It has been noticed that the students objected to the question and filed a complaint with the university. Needless to say that asking students such a question is against the spirit and ethos of our country, which is known for inclusivity and homogeneity and such questions have not been asked," the UGC said in a communication to the Sharda University.

BA first-year paper asked the students about 'Hindutva-Fascism'

The controversial question in Political Science (Honours) BA first-year paper required students to answer about "Hindutva-Fascism". The question carrying seven marks read, "Do you find any similarities between Fascism/Nazism and Hindu right-wing (Hindutva)? Elaborate with arguments." After the question paper went viral on social media platforms, the university formed a three-member committee to "look into the possibility of bias in the questions".

In a statement issued on May 7, 2022, it said the committee has found the question objectionable and for the purpose of evaluation, it may be ignored by the evaluators. The university has also issued a show-cause notice to the faculty member who had set the question paper.

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