At 77, SK Dhawan received a PhD from IIT-Delhi
There is no age restriction for learning. If you are willing to learn, time will never be a constraint. Sushil Kumar Dhawan received his PhD from IIT Delhi recently at the age of 77, proving age is never a barrier. Due to the troubled financial condition of his family, Dhawan could not continue his education after class 10 but his urge for knowledge drove him ahead and Dhawan gets to live his dream of earning a doctorate degree.
He completed his research in ‘expecting remaining life of existing reinforced concrete structures’, being awarded at the 50th convocation ceremony of IIT-Delhi. He also has a bachelor’s, two masters and one MPhil degree.
His desire for gaining knowledge spurred him to study alongside his work. Despite he left mainstream education after completing class 10 and did an ITI course to join CPWD as a draughtsman, he continued to educate himself. He received his first B.Tech degree from AMIE followed by an M.Tech from IIT-Delhi, an MPhil from Punjab University and a Master’s in Urban Development from Birmingham University, UK.
However, this is not Dhawan’s final destination. Presently, he is working as a visiting professor at the same department and guiding the other students.
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