Syed Tehreem Ahmed Ali of JAT Arts,
Science & Commerce College, Malegaon being felicitated by Dr Saeed
Farani on January 27, 2010
Defeating 94 students from the leading Maharashtra Universities, a
girl student of a college in Malegaon, won the top prize for Pune
University in an Inter University science competition held in
January this year.
Syed Tehreem Ahmed Ali of JAT Arts, Science & Commerce College,
Malegaon created history when she bagged the first prize in an
Inter University competition on scientific research held at
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik on
January 21 to 23, 2011.
Syed Tehreem, a third year student of B. Sc. (Zoology) at JAT
Arts, Science & Commerce College, Malegaon, was representing the
Pune University at AVISHKAR - the annual Inter University
competition on scientific research. AVISHKAR was introduced by the
government of Maharashtra five years back to highlight the
importance of scientific research among the science students at
Syed Tehreem's project was based on biotechnological
implementation of an aerobic bacterium Zoogloea ramigera in Sewage
water treatment. Zoogloea causes reduction in BOD level of sewage
water by promoting formation of sludge deposits and bioasortion of
metals during sewage treatment.
Syed Tehreem had to compete 30 students from 19 universities
including Mumbai University in the final round before she secured
the top position leaving the second position to the
student of Amravati University.
"I was confident of my project since
beginning. If I was nervous, it was because, hailing from a
backward area that too from Malegaon was an additional
burden....I, however, did not let loose my nerve and finally
reached to the top position", a beaming Tehreem told
Earlier, Syed Tehreem in the zonal round
defeated 34 students and as many students in the Intra
University round before she was finally selected as the top
contender to represent the Pune University at the final round.
JAT Arts, Science & Commerce
College, Malegaon is the leading educational institution of India
that hosts over 9000 girl-students in its campus. In January 2010, Sumayya Moin Ansari, one of its another student had reached
Intra-University level in the same competition.