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BBAU covocation: Two female students to share their experiences in front of President

The two chosen students are Sushma Verma, the youngest Indian to get enrolled in a PhD course at the age of 15 and Neelu Sharma, 27, a PhD scholar of mass communication.

lucknow Updated: Dec 14, 2017 14:42 IST
Rajeev Mullick
Rajeev Mullick
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
The President will be the chief guest at the university’s convocation which is scheduled on December 15.
The President will be the chief guest at the university’s convocation which is scheduled on December 15. (HT)

Two women students of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) were not able to hold their excitement after they were chosen to share their experiences before President Ram Nath Kovind. The President will be the chief guest at the university’s convocation which is scheduled on December 15.

The two chosen students are Sushma Verma, the youngest Indian to get enrolled in a PhD course at the age of 15 and Neelu Sharma, 27, a PhD scholar of mass communication.

Sushma Verma, the youngest Indian to get enrolled in a PhD course at the age of 15 (HT Photo)

It’s a double delight for Sushma as she had received medal from PM Narendra Modi at BBAU’s convocation in January 2016 and now she has got a chance to speak in front of President Kovind.

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“I’m at a loss of words as I don’t know what I will speak in front of the President. It was surprised when vice-chancellor RC Sobti told me that I was chosen to speak at the convocation,” says Sushma, who already holds the distinction of being the youngest postgraduate at 15 and youngest matriculate at seven which found her a place in the Limca Book of Records.

Neelu Sharma, 27, a PhD scholar of mass communication. (HT Photo)

“I was told that I’ll get a minute or two to share my views. I feel honoured that the university chose me. This is a lifetime achievement,” Sushma said.

Even Neelu Sharma was overwhelmed when the V-C informed her that she has been chosen to speak before the President. “This is a big moment for me. I never expected this. I’m thrilled that the university has bestowed this honour on me,” she said.

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Neelu got admission in the PhD course under the single girl child scheme. In April, she lapped UGC Swami Vivekananda single girl child scholarship wherein she is getting ₹30,000 per month as a research fellow. She also bagged the fellowship of 1000 British pounds from a UK-based organisation.

“We have chosen these girls for their achievements. We are really happy to have them as our students and the university has a lot of expectations from them. I’m sure President Kovind will be delighted to meet these students,” said V-C RC Sobti.