IGNOU gives gold medal to prison inmate for topping exam

Q.  Which university has awarded a Gold Medal to the 23 year old prisoner lodged in Varanasi Central Jail for topping in Diploma in Tourism Studies?
- Published on 28 Aug 15

a. Allahabad University
b. Banaras Hindu University
d. SMU

The inmate is the only gold medalist from Varanasi region of IGNOU, which covers 20 districts. Ajeet Kumar Saroj, a culpable homicide convict was on 8th Aug’15 escorted to the Banaras Hindu University where he was awarded his diploma at the 28th convocation of IGNOU. Ajeet, is serving a 10-year imprisonment. He was lodged in jail in February 2012 and has pursued four certificate courses from IGNOU before pursuing the Diploma in Tourism Studies.

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