ITI Admit Card Carries a Dog’s Photo, WB Minister Blames Applicant

A ITI candidate from Midnapore, West Bengal was shocked to find a dog’s photo on his admit card.

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A dog’s photo has appeared on the admit card of an ITI aspirant from West Bengal. (Courtesy: ANI screengrab)

A photo of a dog was found on a candidate’s admit card from Midnapore, West Bengal appearing for the Industrial Training Institute (ITI). Adding further hilarity to the issue, the West Bengal minister in-charge of technical education has said that it was done intentionally in order to malign the government.

The eighteen-year-old Soumyadip Mahato’s bad luck was furthered when the test got cancelled due to the leaking of question papers.

Mahato, the son of a daily wage labourer residing in the former Maoist stronghold of Jirapara, spotted the photo of the dog when he downloaded the admit card for the ITI entrance test from the official website on Friday. His address and other details on the card were correct, reported the Hindustan Times.

I was really worried whether I would be able to appear in the exams. I am a bit relieved after the nodal officer has assured me. I have no idea whose fault resulted in this but I have definitely become a laughing stock in my neighbourhood.
— Soumyadip Mahato, ITI Applicant

But West Bengal’s Technical Education and Training Minister Ujwal Biswas blamed Mahato for the incident, saying the boy himself had submitted a dog’s photo during registering online.

However, the nodal officer for the examination in West Midnapore district, Prasanta Kumar Adhikary, said there will be no problem for Mahato to appear in the test that has been rescheduled for July 5.

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