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Cambridge confirms Rahul's MPhil Newsdesk | April 20, 2004 16:44 IST

Opponents of the Nehru-Gandhi family have long claimed that none of its scions, starting from Indira Gandhi, ever completed his/her formal education.

This allegation can now be laid to rest at least as far as Rahul Gandhi is concerned.

The Congress candidate from Amethi has claimed, in his affidavit filed along with his nomination papers, that he has an MPhil in Development Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge University. decided to check this and so got in touch by e-mail with the Old Records Office at Trinity College.

The request was apparently forwarded to the press and publications office of Cambridge University, from where received an official reply today.

It said: 'Rahul Gandhi was a student at the University of Cambridge as a member of Trinity College from 1994 to 1995, and was awarded an MPhil in Development Economics.'

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Sub: Gandhi family academic achievements

Sir, Extremely interesting & educative indeed that Rahul just jumped from H S C to a Post Doctoral degree, without bothering about Bachelor's & masters ...

Posted by R J Kothalkar

Sub: Rahul's M.Phil in 9 months! A Barber-training takes 2 or more years!

Will the Rediff get all the particulars about Rahul Gandhi's entire education to set at rest all the wild speculations. Was he ever at Harvard? ...

Posted by srinivas

Sub: Rahul's MPhil

Since rediff has taken extra effort to find the truth about Rahul Gandhi's degree,there's a suggestion.. why doesnt rediff do a study and let the ...

Posted by Nida

Sub: Mphil?

I understand from Cambridge University website that MPhil is one year course after undergraduate (needs additional diploma if subject is not major). This Mphil is ...

Posted by Dinesh

Sub: A slap for BJP

The BJPís collective degrees may not equal Rahulís MPhil in Development Economics. The only degrees the BJP have are communal hatred, corruption, scams, misgovernance and ...

Posted by GB


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