ALIGARH, March 9 (TCN) — Sheth Zulfiqar Mohmad Yusuf, Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Aligarh Muslim University has been selected for a prestigious US presidential scholarship of $120,000 (Rs 74,28000) by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago to study business administration.
Zulfiqar has thus joined a select group of students from across the globe earning distinction for academic, social and extracurricular activities.
His research is on the ‘Gujarat Growth Model.’
Zulfiqar, a recipient of SEAL (Services, Excellence, Academics and Leadership) award by Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) in 2012, was nominated by Robert G Templin, President of the NVCC for the IIT Presidential Scholarship.
The exemplary academic record of Zulfiqar has earned him a place among the distinguished students of the University whose alumni include a Nobel laureate.
The IIT is in the process of redefining science, engineering, architecture, technology, business and human science initiatives with collaboration of international institutions and organizations that are committed to serve as a catalyst to support students toward their goals.
This would help students conduct undergraduate research and earn advanced professional and academic degrees. Scholars in turn are required to engage with their college communities to encourage and empower others towards educational excellence.