Masooma Rajput – Pakistan’s First Woman to Pursue Masters in Cancer Biology
Balochistan is Pakistan’s largest province area-wise but is the least populated. According to a survey in 2017, its total population is 12.34 million with the least literacy rate of 41%.
Masooma Rajput, a girl from Balochistan made history by becoming the first ever female to pursue a Master’s degree in Cancer Biology from Heidelberg Institute of Cancer Research, a prestigious university in Germany.
“If a person decides and wants something, then nothing is impossible,” – Masooma
The daughter of Quetta was also awarded an internship in cancer research at Harvard University and was awarded scholarship to complete her Bachelors from Germany.
“My academic journey was normal. Not extraordinary. But I was passionate to do something unconventional. I took more subjects in my O and A levels to keep my options open.”
Talking to a news publication, Masooma shared that she had faced a lot of criticism from the people around but her parents and close relatives were very supportive of her dreams and encouraged her to achieve them.
We congratulate Masooma for making Pakistan proud!