Bihar student faints after finding '500 girls' at board exam centre
Bihar Board Exam 2023: Walking through the aisles of a hall full of people can be overwhelming for someone with social anxiety — let alone what befell a student at a Bihar board exam centre in Nalanda when he reportedly found himself in the company of “500 girls”.
17-year-old Manish Shankar Prasad from Allama Iqbal College, Bihar Sharif, was at the Brilliant Convention School in Sundergarh to take his Mathematics exam Wednesday when he fainted upon learning he was the “only male” surrounded by half-a-thousand girls, according to ANI.
“He was alone with some 500 girls at the exam centre, which caused him to pass out and work up a fever,” Prasad’s aunt explained, adding that he was brought to Sadar Hospital for medical evaluation by ambulance.
A viral video on Twitter shows the student apparently recovering from the "traumatic" experience.
Prasad’s father, Sachchidanand, told India TV that he regained consciousness “a few hours later”.
It’s fairly reasonable for the faint-hearted to be intimidated by a group of young, ambitious women ready to take on any school administration if it comes in their way of examination.
A group of girls who were late for their board exam in Nalanda, jumped over the pointed wrought-iron gate to enter KST college after being reportedly denied access to the Bihar board exam centre on February 1.
Over 13 lakh class 12 students, including 6,36,432 girls and 6,81795 boys are expected to “appear” for the Bihar Board Intermediate Examination across 1,464 centres in 36 districts this year.