Ahmedabad: At a time when several rumours about Prime Minister's educational qualifications are doing the rounds in political circuit, a report claims that Narendra Modi was an above average student and that he secured a first class as a post-graduate student of political science.
A report in Ahmedabad Mirror reveals that till the time Modi was a student in Gujarat he did quite alright.
As per the information available with the Gujarat University, Modi was an external student and completed his masters in political science with a score of 62.3% in 1983. His subjects in the 2-year course included European Politics, Indian Political Analysis and Psychology of Politics.
The university, however, has no information about the PM's graduation. Modi completed his prescience from MN Science College, Visnagar, the report states.
However, it could not be ascertained by the college about how Modi fared beyond the fact that he passed pre-science, which is a one-year course equivalent to class XII.
“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,” Ahmedabad Mirror quoted Gujarat University Vice-Chancellor M N Patel as saying.
A day after the CIC had directed Delhi University and the Gujarat University to provide information on degrees earned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Aam Aadmi Party said he should have given details of his academic qualification immediately since the PM tweets even on a minor issue and wondered if anything was "fishy".
The Central Information Commission had yesterday directed Delhi University and the Gujarat University to search and provide information on degrees earned by Modi to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had criticised the functioning of transparency panel.
(With PTI inputs)