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

The Logical Indian Crew Assam

August 28th, 2018 / 10:58 AM

Arupjyoti Deka

Image Credits: The Hindu

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.


Contributors

Written by : Sromona Bhattacharyya

Edited by :

Related Stories

I Didnt Know

Life Doesn’t Come With A Manual But It Comes With A Mother

Anti Sikh Riots Supreme Court

1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: Delhi Court Awards First Death Sentence To Convict, Life Imprisonment To Another

Arupjyoti Deka

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

CBSE Announces Re-Exam Of Class X Math & Class XII Economics Paper After Paper Leak

Kerala: RTI Reveals Murder Convict Of Left Leader Gets 217 Days Parole In Two Years

Maharashtra: 1,420 Class 12 Board Exam Answer Sheets Burnt In Fire, Board Says No Re-Exam

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

In a First, Girls Can Now Take Admission In Sainik Schools

News

Govt Sends Questionnaire To Flipkart, Amazon Alleging Deep Discounts

News

Sudden Increase In Water Tanker Prices Leaves Chennai Residents In Dismay

News

Specially-Abled Woman With Callipers Asked To Take-Off Her Jeans At Kolkata Airport

News

Fact Check: No, India Is Not Debt Free, Still Owes Billions To World Bank

News

Former Anti-Corruption Body Head Joins Reliance As An Independent Director

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.