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From Hut to IIIT

Hyderabad: Here is the story of two poor students who got admission in IIIT, the prestigious institute being run by the Govt. of A. P. Interestingly both the students studied from 1st to the 10th class in Urdu medium schools.

The first is Miss Heena Parveen who belongs to Hangirga Farm village.

 
Heena Parveen and Irfana interact with Dr Haseeb Ashruf of USA and Ghiasuddin Babukhan at IIIT-Basar

She was admitted in the United Village School Pothangal in the 1st standard and completed her SSC with 89% marks and stood as 1st ranker in Kodgir Mandal, Dist. Nizamabad. Her father is a daily wage earner and the family lives in a small hut. Since she stood first in the Mandal, she got selected in IIIT, Basar, where she is pursuing a 6-year integrated Engineering Course.

The second is Miss Irfana who is a resident of Marpally village and her father is a fruit vendor on pushcart.

She too lives in a small hut in Marpally village. She too pursued her education from class 1 to 10 in the United Village School Marpally village run by the trust headed by Ghiasuddin Babukhan. She scored 80% marks in her SSC examination, stood as Mandal Topper and secured admission in IIIT, Basar.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 March 2010 on page no. 17

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