Srinagar: Zahid Ahmad Qureshi, the Jammu and Kashmir Student who cracked the IIT-JEE but could not pursue further studies due to financial constraints, will be provided scholarship by HRD Ministry. Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, has stepped in to provide financial assistance to the student.
The student has also been a vicitim of terrorism as his father was killed by suspected terrorists when he was only two years old following which his mother left him with his grandparents.
Fighting all odds, Zahid cracked the entrance exam in the first attempt even though he came to know about it only after his 12th examinations.
His first choice is IIT Madras followed by IIT Kharagpur and IIT-Mumbai. The 21 year old wants to pursue a degree in software engineering and pursue a post Graduate Diploma in management from IIM.