King of Bollywood — Shah Rukh Khan was subjected to mockery on the Internet when an admission form of Hans Raj College, Delhi University – claimed to be that of the superstar’s – made its way on a website.
Delhi University Times, a student-run online portal, had shared an image of the actor’s admission form, in which he scored ‘low marks’ in English during his high school.
Claiming the picture to be authentic, the admin of the portal told that the picture was released online to showcase students that marks don’t matter if someone is hardworking enough to succeed in life.
According to the form, Shah Rukh has secured 51 marks in English. Though the score surely does prove that marks don’t matter in the long run, many Delhi University students questioned the cut-offs in today’s age.
Mayank Aggarwal, a student of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College said, “I got better marks than Shah Rukh and still could not crack a college in North Campus. With marks like him, it is now difficult to get admission in any college of Delhi University. What has changed in all these years if the courses and colleges are the same?”
Another student of Hans Raj College said, “If marks actually don’t matter, why does the system of cut-offs exist? A direct interview with the panel should be the entry criteria.”
However, some supported SRK and believed that marks hardly matter in one’s life.
“Marks don’t define anyone. After a point, it is about how you present yourself. One can score 95 marks in English and still is unable to speak fluently in English ! Coming to SRK, he just delivered the most mesmerising TED talk in Vancouver. Try beating that,” said Rishab Suri of Kirori Mal College.
Principal of Hans Raj College, Dr Rama, tried explaining that the scenario was different back then, since the marking and checking scheme were difficult. He said that students shouldn’t make fun of Shah Rukh, who is the pride of the college. Its the overall development that matters in the long run and not the marks.