Former JNUSU President and student leader Kanhaiya Kumar has failed his exam for the 11th time in JNU is the claim put forward on social media. On Twitter, a section of users tweeted the information that Kanhaiya has failed 11 times in the JNU exam and slammed him for wasting taxpayers’ money. The following tweet by a Twitter account called Shanknaad was tweeted over 1900 times

The youth leader has many detractors who latched on to this information and targeted him. Among them on Twitter was Suhel Seth.

Later when it was pointed out that no university conducts examination for a PhD and that it requires submission of a thesis, the self-proclaimed marketing maven tried hard to wriggle out. This message has also been circulating on Facebook. On the page I Support Ajit Doval which has over 1.6 million followers, it was uploaded on April 20 and has been shared over 9000 times at the time of writing.

Posted by I Support Ajit Doval on Friday, April 20, 2018

Many individual users have uploaded it which suggests that it is being shared on WhatsApp as well. A video on YouTube has also been uploaded with this claim by a person named Rahul Kedia.

Speaking to Alt News, Kumar said, “This information is totally fake. There is no exam for PhD. I am a final year student. My thesis is in the final stage and will be submitted by July 21, 2018. The subject of my thesis is ‘social transformation in South Africa’. I enrolled in JNU for the integrated MPhil-PhD program in 2011 which is of 7 years’ duration. I commenced my PhD in 2013. I suspect that someone just created a message with this rumour which then started to circulate. I haven’t even been in JNU for 11 years. This is my 7th and final year.” Kumar also tweeted the same.

Student leaders like Kanhaiya Kumar and Shehla Rashid have often been at the receiving end of misinformation and the narrative that they are wasting the hard earned money of honest taxpayers by prolonging their education and indulging in politics in the meantime is often used to target them.

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Jai
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Jai

BTW, Will Suhel Seth tell us, what is his educational qualification and is he worthy to apply to any other political party, except BJP?

Sandeep Bansal
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Sandeep Bansal

Nope, his liver ain’t worthy enough…

Nikku
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Nikku

Sir,
In IITs there is course work which you have to pass. So there is examination in phd but whether kanhaiya passed or not i don’t know.

Awanish Sharma
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Awanish Sharma

In India, doctorates are offered by universities. Entry requirements include master’s degree. Some universities consider undergraduate degrees in professional areas such as engineering, medicine or law as qualifications for pursuing doctorate level degrees. Entrance examinations are held for almost all programs. In most North Indian universities, coursework duration and thesis is 2 years and in most South Indian universities is 3 years. The most common doctoral degree is Ph.D. Others include D.B.A. (Doctor of Business Administration), DIT (Doctor of Information Technology), LLD (Doctor of Laws) and D. Sc (Doctor of Science). Nationally important schools such as Indian Institute of Management,[80]… Read more »

Deepak
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Deepak

Topic was fake news of 11 times failure. But as usual a right wing vomit is from your filthy and dirty brain.

Awanish Sharma
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Awanish Sharma

BSDK, MC then why the hell he has not submitted his thesis, BSD has to divide INDIA or submit thesis MC

Deepak
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Deepak

Your permission is not required. Nor he is answerable to you. Did i ask y you are starting sentence with maming you patents in first two words? So again, tipic was fake news of 11 failure. You are free to do your Ph.D with topic ” why kanhaiya didn’t submit thesis”.

PakChipak RajaBabu
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PakChipak RajaBabu

Suhel Seth is nothing more than a socialite, he thrives on “rumours” and “hearsays”.. He has made a living out of this, you should not expect sense and sensibility from this guy !

Job
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Job

Congratulations Sohel Seth. Your knowledge is quite deep I must say.