Mumbai University made a facepalm error when they changed the name of a student ‘Nikita Kite’ (pronounced as kee-tay) to ‘Patang Nikita’ on her degree certificate.
The university allegedly uses a software that automatically translates script in English to Devanagari script.
“THE SOFTWARE IDENTIFIES THE WORDS WHICH FIND AN ENTRY IN THE DICTIONARY AND TRANSLATES THEM INTO MARATHI.”
In this case, the software literally translated ‘Kite’ into ‘Patang’ on Nikita’s degree. And Mumbai University is well aware of this problem but still hasn’t fixed the software bug!
They have a novel way of correcting errors. They MANUALLY check EVERY degree certificate for errors like these.
That is why there have been more cases of such errors. The principal of Ramnarain Ruia College reported two cases of students whose names were translated just like this.
It’s not a surprise that mistakes like this will happen because they are manually checking every goddamn certificate. As of 2011, over 500,000 people were enrolled in the university. Thousands will graduate every year. That’s thousands of certificates to proofread for simple mistakes like this one.
Good luck people with surnames like More, Pant, Kale, Gore, Date, and Gale. Mumbai University can screw up your certificate for good!