Kolkata: No dream is big enough for Kolkata girl Mahima Khanna (23), who recently bagged the prestigious Stevenson prize of Cambridge University and in process equaled the feat achieved by Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen and eminent economist of England Sir Partha Dagupta in academic excellence.

A resident of Alipur in Kolkata, Mahima successfully topped the exam held for the MPhil course in economics at Cambridge University.

It is to be noted, before winning the Nobel in Economics, Amartya Sen was also awarded the prestigious award by the Cambridge University for acquiring first position in MPhil in economics in 1958.

Economist Partha Dasgupta won the prestigious award in 1967.

Mahima, a former economics student of Kolkata University has been active in several projects of the Commission and is currently working as a business analyst in Mumbai.

The academician could not believe her achievement as she received the news of the award through an email by the Dean’s office of Cambridge University.

Commenting on her topic for MPhil ‘Trade Liberalisation’, Mahima said, “Trade liberalization is of utmost significance in context of India.”

In her suggestions for the Indian economy, she said, “The informal sector has boomed at a fast pace in the recent years and the government needs to protect it.”

Mahima holds an interest in trends regarding financial deficit and loan interest payment in the Indian economy.
 
JPN/Bureau