The rural girl who dared to dream big: How did she score high on the GRE and get into Oxford University?

The difference between impossible and possible lies in a man’s determination. Harjanganjot Kaur, a shining star from Bathinda, Punjab, and alumnus of Akal Academy Jaga Ram Tirath and the Department of Physics at Akal University Talwandi Sabo, has shattered all boundaries and proven that the sky is the limit for the one who tries hard enough! She achieved a remarkable feat by qualifying for the GRE and offer from well-renowned universities for her further studies. 

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A World of Opportunities

Her remarkable accomplishments have garnered international attention, leading to offers from some of the world’s most prestigious universities. She has received an offer letter from the renowned University of Oxford, UK, for further studies in the course Master of Studies in Mathematical & Theoretical Physics. 

MSc Mathematical & Theoretical

While observing her immense potential and talent, the world’s top universities offered her enrollment. The universities that have given her an offer letter are for the course of M.Sc. in Physics:

University of Cardiff, UK

University of Nottingham, UK

University of Padova, Italy 

Admission Letter

University of Edinburgh, UK

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

University of Padova Italy has also offered her a Scholarship of 8000 Euro/year.

Padova Excellence Scholarship

Harjanganjot’s Academic Brilliance

Harjanganjot Kaur has been a very bright student since her school. She has done her schooling till Grade 10th from Akal Academy Jaga Ram Tirath and secured a 10 CGPA in Grade 10th. She passed higher secondary education with a major in Physics, Maths, and Chemistry with first division with distinction 93% from CBSE. She graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics, with a CGPA of 9.56, made her First rank holder and was a Gold Medalist.  

She actively participated in sports during her schooling.
She was Captain of the Hockey Team and Football Team at Akal Academy Jaga Ram Tirath, where she participated in and won several Inter Academy Tournaments.
She also participated in the District Level Shabad Competition.
She also got the best presentation award in a symposium (ISSBS-2021).
She attended a workshop held at HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai, during her graduation.
She cleared IIT-JAM (Air-1075) and NGPE-2022 (State Topper- Punjab). She qualified GRE (317/340) and IELTS (8.0/9.00). 

Akal University is always very concerned about the students’ better future and provides the best possible environment and mentorship. Noteworthy, she received a 100% Scholarship at Akal University for her complete course duration based on her academic performance.

Foundation of Education: Her Family

A passion for studying and education is in her blood. Her mother, Veerpal Kaur Ji, is a Vice Principal at Akal Academy Jaga Ram Tirath, and her father, Buta Singh Ji, is a government employee working at PSEB. 

Mentorship and Support: Akal University’s Role in Harjanganjot’s Success

She shares, “After completing her Grade 12th, I was looking for an institution that was highly equipped with the instruction of Physics, and that is when I stumbled upon Akal University. Akal University is highly equipped with advanced labs and faculty with outstanding credentials.
Akal University creates an environment where students can grow and improve and polish their talent. It further provides opportunities where they can thoughtfully invest their energy and talent. 

Developing Interest in Nuclear Physics

During graduation, Harjanganjot discovered that her core interest lies in Nuclear Physics. She wants to pursue a career in this field. Under the mentorship of Dr. Sushil, she joined a project. The project was extended to a research paper and presented at a symposium organized by the government of India. This worked as a considerable motivation for her upcoming enrolments. She is well prepared for other involvements. Harjanganjot completed her research paper successfully.

Supporting and Motivational Faculty

Prof. Sukhjeet Singh Ji always motivated and supported her to follow her passion and fulfil her dreams. She credits her success and is grateful to Prof. Sukhjeet Singh Ji and Dr. Sushil. Dr. Sushil recommended she prepare for the GRE. He encouraged her and asked her to utilize her vast potential in this field. He mentored her throughout the research and uplifted her confidence and motivation every time. She shared her experience “Akal Academy and Akal University provided her with an Academic Oriented Environment. Faculty members give attention to every student and are always there to help and solve their queries.

Making Dreams a Reality

After completing her Master, she wants to go further in the Research Field and will join a Research Lab.
She also wants to provide a facility for Counselling and avenues for availing benefits for children deprived of such facilities due to poverty and other constraints in rural areas.

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Join this noble cause by sponsoring the higher education of a rural child for Rs 40000/$500/£400 Annually. Visit or Contact Amandeep Singh at +91-9871711751 or Pushpinder Kaur at +91-7982187605 to learn more.

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