It was a historic day for 4,627 Jamia students who on Friday were awarded degrees and diplomas at the university’s annual convocation 20016. Union Minister of State for HRD (Higher Education) Mahendra Nath Pandey was the Chief Guest and AIIMS Director Professor MC Misra was the Guest of Honour on the occasion.
Gold medals were presented to 169 toppers and 263 PhD degrees were awarded to those research scholars, whose results were notified up to October, 2016.
Of the star students, Sumbul Fatima was also one of them.
“It was unexpected. Since 2008, I consecutively topped in first to ten-semester in LLB and LLM at Jamia. In school also I had bagged best student award in Gaya. My father wants me to become a judge. The journey has been not easy,” Fatima told OKHLATIMES.COM. Besides bagging Gold Medal, Fatima also won Rs 50,000 cash prize for her stellar performance
A research scholar from Jamia, Fatima has specialised in criminal law.
It was in 2008 when she came to Jamia to study from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Since then she has not looked behind, achieving her goal one-by-one.
Basically form UP’s Ballia, she was born and brought up in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya where her father was posted in a civil court. He retired as judge in-charge (accountant).