Advertisement
Tuesday, Jul 05, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

India’s Oldest MA Student Is Studying Economics To Understand Why India Is Poor

The nonagenarian cites two reasons for enrolling into the course-- a strong desire to get a master's degree and to understand why India failed to solve poverty problems.

India’s Oldest MA Student Is Studying Economics To Understand Why India Is Poor
| File photo
India’s Oldest MA Student Is Studying Economics To Understand Why India Is Poor
outlookindia.com
2017-03-19T12:04:21+05:30

Limca’s has recognised 97-year-old man as the oldest MA student studying economics - to understand why India’s poor

Raj Kumar Vaishya enrolled for MA in economics in 2015 at Nalanda Open University (NOU), reports IANS.

The nonagenarian cites two reasons for enrolling into the course-- a strong desire to get a master's degree and to understand why India failed to solve poverty problems.

“To fulfil my long nurtured desire to get a master’s degree and to study economics to be able to understand why India has failed to solve problems like poverty," said Vaishya who enrolled nearly one -and-half-years ago for the programme.

Vaishya was born on April 1, 1920 in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly town and graduated in 1938 and retired in 1980 as a general manager in a private firm in Koderma.

He was unable to get his master's degree due to family responsibilities, he says.

According to an India Today report, Vaishya has three sons and all of them have retired from their respective jobs.

Vaishya came to Patna in 2003 after the death of his wife to live with one of his sons.

"When I told my son and daughter-in-law that it was my dream to do the post-graduate course, they said that I might face problems. But I reassured them that I would not face any difficulty," he said.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement