Three prisoners in the Mangaldoy district prison are thriving in research. KKHSOU graduation

Three prisoners in the Mangaldoy district prison are thriving in research. KKHSOU graduation

Alpjotideka, who happened to be a lifelong prisoner in the Mangaldoy district prison in Assam, graduated from Krishna Kantahandik State Open University (KKHSOU) with excellent grades.

Apart from Arupjyoti, two of his fellow prisoners in Assam’s Mangaldoi district prison, Dhrubajyoti Hazarika and Ilias Purti, have also been sentenced to life imprisonment, but have graduated from the same university.

Dhrubajyoti Hazarika and Ilias Purti appeared in a trial from the KKHSOU research center in prison in 2016, but both failed to clear one subject by a small margin last year.

Previously, Arupjyoti Deka not only cleared the University-sponsored Bachelor’s Degree Preparation Program (BPP), but also managed to pass in flying colors and win the top spot.

Prison authorities were pleased to learn of the inmate’s rare achievements and organized an event on May 1 to commemorate the inmate’s success.

Dr. Lina Saikia of Mangaldoy University, Buppen Halloy – Coordinator of the University Research Center in Prison and Manoi Kur Salma – Founder Coordinator of Mangaldoy University – Director of Another Local Research Center at the University, Dr. Diviya Rajmedy – A medical officer at the Mangaldoy District Prison and several others talked about the relationship between the Research Center and its students.