All RISE: How Mubeen is changing Kashmiri youth

Ratan K Pani finds out what qualified Mubeen Masoudi for the Young Connectors of the Future programme

Published: 06th February 2017 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2017 03:26 AM   |  A+A-

Mubeen Masoudi coaches students at his institute

Express News Service

Rourkela lad and IIT Bombay alumnus, Mubeen Masoudi is busy shaping the lives of many young minds in Kashmir, thus playing a defining role in people’s lives. Mubeen completed his BTech in Civil Engineering at IIT Bombay in 2011 and has been mentoring and lending educational support through his institute RISE, to the students of the valley, allowing them to successfully pursue their academic goals. In the valley, which mostly remains in the news for reasons of turbulence, Mubeen has become a torch-bearer for the pursuit of knowledge. To achieve his mission he sacrificed his lucrative job at a leading MNC to start the his counselling institute in Srinagar.

The basic aim to provide educational opportunities for the high school students of Kashmir. The institute offers coaching for JEE Main, BITSAT and is also working with schools to streamline their teaching methods. They also offer free educational support to underprivileged children in Kashmir. His relentless and selfless endeavour ensured the selection of four students to the premier technical institutes of India — the IITs. Besides this, 32 other students have also succeeded in earning admission in NITs — a rare achievement considering the condition of Kashmir is not quite conducive to education at the moment. Mubeen has been busy building a sustainable institute through which he wishes to inculcate a unique culture in the valley, where young people will prioritise education above everything else.

His contributions have resulted in him being selected for the leadership training modules organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden. He is one of the 31 future leaders chosen from the SAARC nations on full scholarship for an intercultural leadership programme called Young Connectors of the Future (YCF) (2016-2017), at the Swedish Institute, Stockholm.

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