Ahmedabad: Amid the raging row over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s educational qualification, the Gujarat University today shared details of his MA degree saying he scored 62.3% as an external student of the varsity. The details were shared by the Gujarat University after the Central Information Commission directed it to provide the same to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had recently criticised the functioning of the transparency panel.
Kejriwal’s inquiry is now being considered an application under the Right to Information and Acharyulu has directed the Prime Minister’s Office to provide all information that has been sought. According to the information available with Gujarat University, Modi was an external student and completed his masters in political science with a score of 62.3 per cent in 1983. His subjects in the twoyear course included European Politics, Indian Political Analysis and Psychology of Politics. The university, however, has no information about the prime minister’s graduation. Modi completed his prescience from M N Science College, Visnagar.
PM’s close friend and also an RSS worker, Mahendra Bhatt, said that even when Modi was pursuing his MA externally, he was disciplined CITY www.ahmedabadmirror.com/city AhmedabadMirror I SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016 6 the Modi-led Union government, has also sought records of Modi’s educational performance as a student of Delhi University. The Central Information Commission (CIC) on Friday directed Delhi and Gujarat universities to provide information on Modi’s educational qualifications. This followed Kejriwal’s criticism of the CIC for obstructing critical information on the issue.
While Mirror has no information about how Modi fared as a student of Delhi University, his official web site claims he cleared his BA from DU in 1978. The Prime Minister’s Office has consistently refused to furnish details of PM’s educational qualifications demanded under RTIs so far. According to Gujarat University Vice-Chancellor M N Patel, Modi scored 237 marks scored 237 out of 400 in first year MA and 262 out of 400 in MA II. His total was 499 out of 800 marks. “The second year marks listed in the records mention that PM scored 64 (out of 100 marks)marks in political science, 62 in European and Social Political Thoughts, 69 in Modern India/ Political Analysis and 67 marks in Concept tool/s — Political Psychological and Social,” he said