Monday, April 12, 2010

PhD student from Gangtok conferred the highest ranking academic award by University of Texas at Arlington

from Sikkim Express

Yasoda Sharma, a resident of Gangtok, Sikkim and currently a PhD student and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington, TX has been conferred the highest ranking academic award from the university. The award officially known as the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges program will be conferred to her in the Academic Excellence day of the School of Social Work on the 16th of April. Coming from a humble background of a business family, Yasoda had completed a Masters in Social Work from the prestigious Banaras Hindu University in the year 2001. After providing her services in various ranks in BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Sikkim Manipal Health Institute, and GATI international she got accepted to pursue PhD in Social Work at the University of Texas in the year 2006. 

Yasoda has won a number of accolades for her academics and research within and outside the university. This even includes the Dean’s award for the Most Promising PhD student for the year 2008. She has also published and presented her research findings in journals and forums of international repute. Among all the awards the Who’s Who Among Students is considered to be the most important and highly regarded among the educational sphere in USA. 

Yasoda attributes her success to the support from her mentors (Dr. Beverly Black and Dr. Pillai) and her family members (Mother- Mrs. Manuka Devi Sharma, Father- Shri Hari.Prasad.Sharma, Siblings (Latta, Mohan, Ambika &Ved ), Husband (Bibek), and In-laws). She wants to work for the betterment of the life of the underprivileged in future.