Fazilath Khan of Jeddah among five to win IGNOU gold medals
Fazilath M.A. Khan of IGNOU Saudi Arabia received a gold medal for
her postgraduate degree in English at the 24th convocation of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
held in New Delhi over the weekend, a media report said.
Sidra Jamal, a resident of Sultanganj area of Bihar's capital
Patna, has won a gold medal for her postgraduate Diploma in
Computer Applications from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
She was honored with the medal at the 24th convocation of IGNOU
held September 05 in New Delhi.
Daughter of Shaukat Jamal, a senior
officer with the Indian Railways, and Subohi Jamal, Sidra
completed her graduation in Computer applications from Patna
Women's College in 2010 before enrolling herself for the PG
diploma at IGNOU.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
is one of the biggest open universities in the world and has
centres spread all across the world. At the 24th convocation
of IGNOU held September 05, more than 110,000 students across
India and abroad were conferred their degrees.
They included three Ph.D.s, 23,780 Bachelor's, 12,482 Master's,
29,269 diplomas and 46,364 certificates.
From Patna alone, more than 27000
students had cleared the IGNOU exams but only four including Sidra
Jamal could win the gold medal.
Among other Muslim women who won the
IGNOU gold medal included Fazilath Khan, a teacher at Jeddah's Al-Waha
International School in Saudi Arabia. Fazilath won the IGNOU gold
medal for her postgraduate degree in English.