[AI] a blind scholar guided by blind teacher gets Ph. D.

Kiran S Deshpande kiranpru at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 05:26:56 EDT 2010


A feeling of pride came to me after reading this I stood up and saluted to
this gentleman after having read this article.... Shall sometime meet him to
have a word and share something.....



On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 2:53 PM, padmanabham <padmanabam.muppa at gmail.com>wrote:

> NAGPUR: He could not see it, but the thunderous, rapturous applause that
> will ring in Sanjay Jain's ears for a long time told him that he had earned
> it. Having just won the longest ovation of the ceremony, Jain stood up
> modestly, a big smile on his face.
> For Jain, who is blind since birth, this was one of his life's best
> moments. He was awarded PhD in law during the 97th convocation ceremony of
> Nagpur University on Saturday. Interestingly, Jain's guide was head of law
> department Shirish Deshpande, who is also blind.
> This is perhaps for the first time in the country that a blind guide
> successfully guided a blind scholar. Jain is only the third visually
> impaired teacher in the university after DW Wadegoankar and Shirish
> Deshpande. Jain pursued his schooling from a school for blind and also
> studied at National Institute for Visually Impaired in Dehradun. He,
> however, pursued further education from regular colleges.
> "My friends, teachers and some members of RSS helped me by being my
> readers. In those days, all material was not available in Braille and there
> wasn't any technology," he said. The subject of his thesis was 'Taking women
> seriously - A critical inquiry into the changing parameters of judicial
> review and perspectives on protection and enforcement of rights of women
> with special reference to the Constitution of India'.
> Jain was earlier rejected by Pune University after he applied for the post
> of a teacher. Not deterred by the disappointment, he bounced back by getting
> a teacher's job at the ILS law College in Pune. Sanjay met his wife Suleshi,
> who has normal vision, when she was a student at Nagpur University. They
> have a son named Sagar.
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Kind Regards,

Kiran S Deshpande.


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