Rahul Gandhi and his M Phil: A story of many 'typos', 'clarifications'

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Rahul was awarded M Phil says University
New Delhi, Jan 29: When Times Now Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami interviewed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, little did the people expect that Goswami would ask Gandhi about his degree.

Goswami during the interview raised the issue of Subramanian Swamy taking a dig at Rahul's M Phil degree from Cambridge University saying that the 'degree was a lie.' Rahul in response to this said: "You want me to show you my degree, I can show you my degree. He has probably seen my degree, I have given a sworn affidavit saying that I have got these degrees."

However one close look at the certificate from the University claiming that Rahul has indeed got his degree, makes you think twice.

According to a report carried out by the New Indian Express (read here), not only has Rahul Gandhi goofed up with the dates but also the name of the course that he studied on the affidavit is incorrect. To top it all, the report suggests that he didn't even clear one of the four papers.

Gandhi's University certificate says he got his M Phil in 2005

The certificate shows that Rahul was enrolled at the University under the name 'Raul Vinci.'

The truth is that the University indeed awarded him the M Phil in 1995 but on the University certificate, due to a minor 'typo' it says 2005.

However soon after reports emerged about his education qualification in 2009, the University, in a letter, clarified that 'Rahul was a student of Trinity College and was awarded an M Phil in Development Studies in 1995.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Alison Richard said that 'she regretted the controversy surrounding his M Phil and said that Rahul was exemplary and remained in good standing throughout.'

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