An IAS officer who is currently pursuing a course at the prestigious Harvard University in US posted a photograph of his score card in economics, and something seemed unusual.
Ankur Garg, 2002 batch IAS topper, and an alumnus of the IIT Delhi, has been a meritorious student all through his life and has achieved numerous feats. However, his marks in the macroecnomics test, signed by an eminent economics professor, has gotten everyone talking.
The professor, Jeffrey Frankel, has given Garg 171 out of 170 marks, and marked on the left side of his score card, his percentage as "101%".
Dedicating his unseemly achievement to the memory of his father, Garg shared the incident on his facebook profile saying:
"When I was in school, my father used to say - 10 out of 10 isn’t good enough in any exam. Always strive for 11 out of 10. I hardly understood how that’s done.
In the last phase (possibly!) of student life now, I end up getting this score (171 out of 170) in the final exam of the macroeconomics course. The icing on the cake - it comes at Harvard and is signed by Jeffrey Frankel himself!This one is for you, dad."
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