# Questions related to Sonam Gupta, currency ban in exam leave IIT students amused

01 December 2016, 07:55 PM
A file photo of the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi.

The hoopla of Sonam Gupta has reached the examination halls at Indian Institute of Technology.

Questions related to the 'Sonam Gupta bewafa hai' meme, which took the internet by storm, and effect of demonetised high-value currency notes on the suicide rate in the country.

According to a report published in TOI, a humanities professor at the IIT-Delhi put up a question on the effect of demonetisation on the suicide rate in the country.

Another question was asked by a professor at IIT-Guwahati who incorporated 'Sonam Gupta bewafa hai' meme in a probability test.

Following the demonetisation exercise, an old Rs 10 note surfaced on the internet with the words 'Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai' written on it. Social media users had hilarious reactions to this particular Rs 10 note.

Prof Ravinder Kaur, head of humanities and social sciences department at IIT-Delhi, said, "In social sciences (and humanities), we often try to illustrate and explicate theoretical concepts and ideas by relating them with contemporary events and happenings. Students engage more with what we are teaching when they realise it has some usefulness for understanding what is happening around them. Also, such questions make students learn how to think logically and creatively and not simply reproduce what has been taught in class or given in a book or a theory."

Another professor at the department of electronics and electrical engineering at IIT-Guwahati used the 'Sonam Gupta' meme asking students to determine if a person 'x' is bewafa, what is the probablity that Sonam Gupta is bewafa given a dependence structure between variables where all variables are binary and their high values mean the following: G means gender of 'x' is female (~G means the opposite), S means biological parents of 'x' are strict with her, W means x is wealthy, A means x is attractive, L means x has lots of options, B means x is bewafa, C means at least one other person y claims that the person x is bewafa.

First Published: Thursday, December 01, 2016 07:48 PM

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