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    23 years old Indian soldier quits army to get admission in his dream University.
    Indian soldier applied for a premature retirement at the age of 23, after being selected for a Master's in Physics at a foreign University.

    Atul Kumar, a Grenadier in the Indian Army, had been nursing for long his desire to go for higher studies abroad and when he was selected for a Masters's course in Physics in an Italian university, he did not think twice before quitting the honorable government job for it.

    The 23-year-old son of a mechanic applied for premature retirement and the Army was quite generous in expediting his request so that he can join the course in January next year.

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    Atul Kumar, who was posted in Kargil, has been selected for a two-year MS course in subject Particle and Astro-Particle Physics at the Sapienza University in Italy. He has also won an Italian government scholarship meant for international students in order to fund his education abroad.

    A resident of Bohor village in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, Atul Kumar once had to drop out of college in 2015 to join the Army for a living. However, he later completed the degree course in Physics from Himachal University.

    Atul Kumar told IANS on Tuesday that he always dreamt of pursuing higher education abroad.

    "I lost a year in academics for training after I qualified for a job in the Army. But finally, I completed my graduation after a delay of one year," he recalled.

    "I will be following up my MS degree with a doctorate in the subject," Kumar said.

    He expressed gratitude to the Army for expediting his premature retirement request just within a period of 20 days.
    He is now awaiting his visa clearance as he is scheduled to travel to Italy by the end of December this year.