Meet Faizan Fayaz Nadroo, Kashmir’s first deaf-mute student to complete his Bachelor of Computer Applications degree from Lovely Professional University.

A 24-year-old Faizan was born as a normal child, but he lost his sense of hearing and speech in his first year of life due to some medical complications. However, it did not deter his flame to study and keep his head up with time. A 2017 batch student of our university, he has earned his BCA degree in January 2021 with a good CGPA of 6.17.

Faizan hails from Kanlibagh area of Baramulla district in North Kashmir. Besides studies, he has always been active in sports and e-sport events also and represented his institution on different platforms. He is now looking forward to joining the Master’s degree programme in Computer Applications.

Sharing Faizan’s journey of struggles, his parents Fayaz Ahmad and Shamima Bano said, “He was first admitted in government school of Srinagar for primary classes. Then, in a private school with a special section, he studied till middle class. With no further availability of special schools in Kashmir, he competed with able-students and completed high school studies in government school of Baramulla.” To see Faizan as an abled-person in life, he was made to move out of state. He completed his senior secondary studies under the National Institute of Open Schooling in Punjab; and, completed a diploma in Computer Applications, under All India ITI Association Patiala. He ultimately joined LPU for BCA, and in January 2021 completed his Bachelor’s degree.

Congratulating Faizan for his glorious achievement, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal expressed: “Students like Faizan are a source of inspiration for youth and society. Under its CSR activities, LPU has been continuously providing education to specially-abled students with suitable facilities and scholarships. Besides, many specially-abled persons are also employed with LPU. These facilities and opportunities are to provide everyone with a chance to prove his/her ability on the right platform.”