Junaid Shabir, Pulwama boy in Cambridge University for MPhil

Junaid Shabir, Kashmiri boy’s story story from Pulwama to Cambridge University.

A youth from a hamlet of Pulwama, has been offered admission to MPhil English by a World’s Top University.
Junaid Shabir, a resident of Sonrigund village in Awantipora area of Pulwama completed his masters in
English from the south campus of Kashmir University and would join Cambridge to pursue his further
research in English literature in the coming months.

While talking to the news agency, Junaid said that a year before he knew
nothing about selection criteria and other formalities required to secure admission in top universities like
Cambridge but he used the COVID19 pandemic lockdown as an opportunity to help himself realize his

Junaid Shabir from Pulwama to Cambridge university

“It took him almost a year to build a strong application and polish is Curriculum Vitae to be competitive
enough in World’s top institutions. I am very passionate about doing research on literature from the contemporary disturbed zones of the world,” he said.

Junaid said his project will explore the poetry that emerges from Kashmir, Palestine and Tibet
to bring to limelight the prevailing situations of the regions.

“I hope to explore the poetry that depicts the lived realities of my people,” he said.
Junaid said he faced many impediments in his path while preparing for the application.
“At times I had to travel a distance of 40 kilometers just to use the internet when it was completely
suspended in Kashmir,” he said.

He admits that graduate admission to top universities of the world is not easy but assures that it becomes
easy once a candidate has the will to achieve and is ready to face hardships and tackle difficulties with
resoluteness (Junaid Shabir from Pulwama to Cambridge university).

Meanwhile, Administration at Kashmir university has expressed gratitude on the success of Junaid Shabir, and are happy to see Junaid joining Cambridge for his further studies.

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