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Inspiring story of architect from Kashmir who made it to Harvard Graduate School of Design

Last Updated on April 26, 2022 at 1:53 pm

There are some people in the world who dream big and achieve that dream with their strong dedication and optimistic attitude. One such example comes from Jammu and Kashmir who has made it big by making it to Harvard Graduate School of Design’s masters in design.

Taha Mughal is architect by his profession and is going in Harvard Graduate School of Design’s master’s in design (MDes) programme (Narratives domain) 2022–23 session. He is among the 14 students from the entire world and is the first Kashmiri.

Mugal is a resident of HMT, Srinagar who initially studied in Minto Circle School and later at Tyndale Biscoe School in Srinagar. He completed his graduation in Architecture from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) and later joined he joined Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Kashmir Chapter. Currently he is studying MPhil in Heritage Studies at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

He also earned the British Council’s fully funded Charles Wallace India Trust Award for the years 2021–22. He had also been offered the highly coveted Chevening Scholarships UK 2021-22, but he chose the CWIT fellowship instead.

Taha Mughal told Greater Kashmir that continuous effort and dedication helped him to achieve in his life.

In addition to Harvard Graduate School of Design, Taha has also made it to the prestigious Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, another Ivy League university in the United States.