It’s probably usual and advisable to factor in the chances of your school/college goofing up your name in your degree, especially if you are admitted to a government-run university. At least, you can expect little spelling mistakes, right?
But, in this case, the University of Mumbai made an exasperating error when the name of a student Nikita Kite (pronounced kee-tay) was mistakenly changed to ‘Patang Nikita’ in her degree certificate of Bachelor of Mass Media from the Ramnarain Ruia college at Matunga.
The university, however, offered an explanation to this blatant but hysterical error. According to the officiating controller of examination, Deepak Wasave, the university uses a software that automatically translates the script from English to Devnagari. “The software identifies the words which find an entry in the dictionary and translates them into Marathi,” said Wasave, as per reported by hindustantimes
Instead of the actual surname (i.e. Kite), the Devanagari script on the degree certificate bears the literal Marathi translation of her surname. Though, the English script correctly displays her name as Kite, the Devanagari script has ‘Patang’ in its place.
This is not the only time the university has made such blunders, there have been more such errors. The principal of Ramnarain Ruia college, Suhas Pednekar said that two of the college’s graduating students have found blunders in their degree certificates. “The only error is that their names have been misspelt, changing the meaning of their names altogether. We have informed the university and are hoping to get fresh copies of the certificates soon,” Mr Pednekar said.
After running around for two days, the university finally issued Kite her fresh new degree certificate which she posted on her twitter account:
Information source: hindustantimes