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Naina Jaiswal makes history as the youngest female Ph.D graduate


Naina Jaiswal, an accomplished international table tennis player from Hyderabad, has made history by becoming the youngest and first girl in India to receive a doctoral degree at just 22 years old. Her Ph.D. in “A Study on Role of Micro-Finance in Women Empowerment” with reference to Mehboobnagar District of Telangana State was awarded by Adikavi Nannaya University in Rajamahendravaram, Andhra Pradesh.

Naina Jaiswal is a child prodigy who started her Ph.D. studies at the age of 17. She credits her parents, Ashwani Kumar Jaiswal and Bhagyalaxmi Jaiswal, for her success and for helping her overcome challenges. She also expressed her gratitude to her research guide, Prof. Dr. Murru Mutyalu Naidu, and co-guide, Prof. Dr. Teki Surayya, for their invaluable guidance throughout her research.

Naina’s exceptional academic achievements are noteworthy. She completed her 10th grade at the age of 8 years old from the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) conducted by the University of Cambridge, London, making her the youngest girl in Asia to achieve this feat. She completed her Intermediate at St. Mary’s College at the age of 10 and graduated with a degree in B.A. Mass Com and Journalism from St. Mary’s College, Hyderabad in 2013. At the age of 15, Naina earned her post-graduate degree in MA political science from Osmania University, making her the region’s youngest graduate. Naina holds both a law degree and a doctorate.

Naina’s remarkable accomplishments are a testament to her hard work, determination, and dedication. Her achievement is a source of inspiration for young women everywhere who strive to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact in their communities.


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