Photo: Govt of India extends scholarship for Nigerian lady who broke 100 year university record, clinching 20 gold medals



The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) an autonomous organisation of the Government of India, has extended scholarship for the exceptionally brilliant Nigerian lady, Emelife Stella Chinelo, who emerged the best graduating student in the University Of Mysore, India in MSc Chemistry.



"ICCR takes pride in having extended scholarship to Ms. Emelife Stella Chinelo from Nigeria who recd a record 20 Gold Medals & 5 cash awards at the 99th Convo of @MysoreVarsity for her outstanding performance in M. Sc. We wish her the best" the organization announced on its official page on Friday.



Ms Emelifo,28, graduated from the Department of Chemistry and bagged 20 gold medals and five cash prizes, at the 99th Convocation of University of Mysore (UoM)



She received the Maximum Gold medals available in the institution. Nobody in the history of that university have ever won 20 gold medals.



The Anambra indigene hopes to pursue research in Cancer to find treatment for its cure as many people in her country were affected by this dreaded disease. She said that she also had plans to turn mounds of industrial waste into useful materials by pursuing research in this field.



She told reporters that it was the result of hardwork and perseverance.



"I devoted most of my time towards studies. I was either in the classroom or library. The reason why I chose India, especially the UoM, for higher studies is because of its scope for academic excellence,” she said.



Moreover, she is so good at Chemistry that she also topped Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Nigeria, where she studied BSc (applied chemistry).



ICCR is involved in India’s external cultural relations, through cultural exchange with other countries and their peoples. It was founded on 9 April 1950.

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