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Bihar's Sidra follows Fazilath, joins IGNOU gold medalists' club

Tuesday September 13, 2011 04:03:14 PM, & Agencies

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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.   

Patna(Bihar): 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.




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