Assam: Life Convict Comes 1st In Class 12 Open University Exam In The State

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August 28th, 2018 / 10:58 AM

Arupjyoti Deka

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In a remarkable feat, a prisoner sentenced for life, Arupjyoti Deka at the Mangaldoi District Jail in north-central Assam has topped the final examination of Class 12 Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) under Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU).


Life convict becomes top scorer

According to The Hindu, six of his other fellow inmates who took the Class 12 equivalent exam this year also fared well, making it a 100% success rate for the jail. KKHSOU conducts the exams annually, the results of which were declared on August 24.

Reportedly, the open university’s spokesperson Bipul Das has said that in this year’s annual examination, 3,074 candidates had appeared for the test out of which  1,717 candidates passed the exam successfully. There were 174 study centres across the state, the Mangaldoi District Jail in Darrang district being one of them.

Jail superintendent Munindra Nath Sarma told The Hindu that this year’s state topper in the examination is Arupjyoti Deka, 32, who is serving a life term for murder. He secured 80.33% overall with over 80 marks out of 100 in individual subjects like  English, Economics, Political Science and Sociology. However, he isn’t the only one to secure a rank in the top ten. Two other inmates, Dhrubajyoti Hazarika, with 73%, and Ilias Purti with 71% secured the sixth and 10th positions respectively. The four others who have appeared for the test also performed well.


Other literary initiatives

Reportedly, Deka has been in jail since 2012 and he has been working as the jail’s librarian apart from compiling an Assamese monthly wall magazine ‘Karalipi’ for poems, essays and fiction submitted by the prisoners themselves. Moreover, since 2016, the literary endeavour has been publishing as an annual magazine.

The Mangaldoi District jail has recently been in the news for the unique literary culture that is being shown by the undertrial prisoners. The jail, which has embarked on a silent literary journey in a bid to reform its inmates by using art, culture and literature also provide the inmates with the atmosphere that is needed for them to study in peace for long hours, said Deka to the daily.

The accomplishments of the inmates and the initiatives of the Mangaldoi District Jail are truly remarkable.


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