Shin Chan tops BSc Honours in Bengal college, police case filed

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Topper Shin Chan
Topper Shin Chan

Kolkata : Japanese cartoon character Shin Chan Nohara made it to the merit list of a college in West Bengal. The name appeared at the top of the BSc (Honours) merit list of Siliguri College in north Bengal, an official of the institution told news agency Press Trust of India on Monday.

"The name was immediately removed and a fresh list put up on the college website. We have lodged a police complaint as it was an act of mischief," he said.

The compiling of merit list process was outsourced to a company. The names of the students will be scrutinized by the authorities before the start of the classes.

The case comes close on the heels of singer Neha Kakkar's name appearing in the BA English (Honours) merit list of Malda's Manikchak College and actor Sunny Leone's name figuring in the lists of three other colleges.

Four colleges have registered their complaints with the cyber police.

The West Bengal government had earlier announced that admissions to undergraduate courses will be completely online this year and no processing fee will be charged due to the hardship caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.