Varanasi, Dec 7: Students in Banaras Hindu University were left perplexed when they were asked questions on the nature of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Kautilya’s times in their MA political science exam. Another question asked the students to discuss Manu is the first Indian thinker of globalisation”. Both the questions were of 15 marks each.
The students said that the questions were out of their course on ‘Social and Political Thought in Ancient and Medieval India’. However, Professor Kaushal Kishore Mishra, who had set the question paper, argued that he had “interpreted the two thinkers and taught their philosophies through new and current examples like GST and globalisation”.
“It was my idea to introduce these examples to students. So what if these are not in the textbook? Isn’t it our job to find newer ways to teach,” he was quoted as saying by the Indian Express