Kerala woman completes 81 online courses in 24 hours and creates unique world record

Last update: September 01, 2022, 11:15 a.m. HST

Rehna, a resident of Kottayam in Kerala, wanted to pursue a Masters (M.Com) in Commerce from Jamia Millia Islamia of Delhi.

She became the first woman in history to achieve such a record in studies.

Online education has come a long way since the pandemic. For decades, education was tied to classrooms, but now the benefits of online learning provide adults and students with so many more options. Taking advantage of this, Rehna Shajahan from Kerala attained the International Book of Records by getting 81 online certificates in different courses in just 24 hours. The 25-year-old surpassed the previous world record for the most certificates online in a single day, which stood at 75.

She also became the first woman in history to achieve such a record in studies.

Rehna, a resident of Kottayam in Kerala, wanted to pursue a Masters (M.Com) in Commerce from Jamia Millia Islamia of Delhi. However, she could not get a seat. Later, she accepted online admission for two post-graduation courses, and in addition to applying for a master’s degree in social work, she also enrolled in a diploma course in guidance and counselling.

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After completing her PG, Rehna decided to study management and started preparing for the Common Entrance Test (CAT) exam. When she graduated, Rehna secured a place in Jamia Millia Islamia’s MBA program and she was the only Malayali student in her class.

Rehna attributes her success to her sister Nehla, who was her inspiration. Rehna’s sister is currently working in London, she was a student at Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. Rehna has also worked for an NGO in Delhi named Women’s Manifesto.

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Karen O. Fielding