Assam journalist Nasren Habib wins the 2020 Chevening fellowship and has become the first one of Assam to receive the prestigious fellowship.
Nasreen Habib is a sub-editor with the Assam Tribune newspaper. She was earlier the editor of Eclectic NorthEast, a magazine based out of Guwahati.
Chevening Fellowships are offered to mid-career professionals who have reached a position of influence and want to increase their knowledge, networks, and potential through tailored short courses, research, or professional placements at UK institutions.
Chevening Fellowships are an important element of Britain’s public diplomacy effort and offer opportunities to mid-career leaders and influencers from across the globe. Fellows are often people of significant standing in their home countries and will usually have completed some element(s) of higher education already. Chevening Fellowships offer dynamic training, professional development, and other opportunities for individuals to spend time in the UK researching subject matters that are relevant to their professional interests as well as to the UK’s international strategic priorities.
She has a Masters degree in English from Hansraj College, Delhi University, and has been an editor with Oxford University Press, Delhi and Penguin Books. Committed to socio economic equality and change, she has worked with grassroots organisations like Mazdoor Kisaan Shakti Sangathan as well as global organisations like UNICEF. She is the daughter of retired District and Sessions Judge from Nagaon, Md. Habib Ullah and Mofida Ullah.