Rohini, a tribal girl from Pachamalai hills, will study Chemical Engineering at NIT Trichy! Read and be inspired

"I performed well because of my headmaster and my teachers," shared M Rohini who hails from Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirappalli district
Meet M Rohini
Meet M Rohini(Pic: ANI)

It took as many as 60 years for a tribal girl from Tiruchirappalli to secure a seat at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy. M Rohini hails from the Pachamalai hills in Tamil Nadu and she has opted for Chemical Engineering at NIT Trichy.

With this, the 18-year-old has now made her mark in history as the first tribal girl to gain admission to an institute that is of national importance.

Videos of her house and her lifestyle in the low mountain range in the Eastern Ghats has gone viral. She can be seen cooking over wood fire and her farm is also visible.

Rohini cracked the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) exams and secured 73.8 per cent, as per a report by ANI. She thanked her school headmaster and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin, for the same.

“Tamil Nadu state government has come forward to pay all my fees; I thank the CM for helping me. I performed well because of my headmaster and teachers,” she added.

While most netizens cheered her on, others pointed out the grim reality of the marginalised and their restricted access to education at premier institutes of the country.

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