Development News Edition
Give Feedback

Five blind HPU students cracket UGC NET 2018

Five visually impaired students of the Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) have cracked the National Eligibility Test (NET).


PTI Last Updated at 01 Aug 2018, 21:08 IST India

Five visually impaired students of the Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) have cracked the National Eligibility Test (NET), an exam to determine eligibility for assistant professors and junior research fellowships, a varsity official said today.

One of them to clear the test is budding singer Muskan Thakur, who was declared as a "youth icon" of the election commission for the last year's state assembly election.

This is for the first time that five visually impaired students of the university have cleared the UGC-NET 2018, the results of which were declared yesterday, said professor Ajai Srivastava, the HPU nodal officer for disability affairs.

Apart from Muskan (music), the others who qualified are Anuj Kumar (economics); Vinod Sharma and Jasbir Singh Lubana (political science); and Ajai Kumar (history); along with another differently abled student, Priyanka Thakur (law), he said.

The professor said over 50 differently-abled, including 12 visually impaired students, were studying in the university. All such students are getting a free education since 2015, following court orders on a public interest litigation (PIL), he added.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


add banner

LEAVE COMMENT

Download our Android App on Google Play