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Undeterred by economic, social and cultural barriers, K. Shakila Banu has come out with flying colours in the Plus Two examination in Puducherry. Daughter of an auto-rickshaw driver, she has secured second rank in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Girls’ Higher Secondary School. She scored 100 per cent in two subjects- Commerce and Accounts (200 marks), 199 marks in Business Mathematics, 192 in Economics and 186 marks in both English and Tamil. “I will support her in pursuing higher education,” says her father Kaleel, who struggles to earn enough to meet the family expenses.
Two from Jamia into NASI
Dr. Ufana Riaz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Dr. Md. Imtaiyaz Hassan, Assistant Professor in Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia have been selected for the Membership of The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) for the year 2016. The National Academy of Sciences, established in 1930, is the oldest Science Academy in India. It is located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. The main objective of the Academy is to provide a national forum for the publication of research work carried out by Indian Scientists and to provide opportunities for exchange of views among them.