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KC Mahindra Scholarship For Post Graduate Studies Abroad
3 students receive Rs 10 lakh each; 57 receive Rs 5 lakh each
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In a reverse trend, Australian government has granted scholarship to students to study in India.
Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) today awarded a total of Rs 315 lakh as scholarship to 60 meritorious students as part of the prestigious KC Mahindra Scholarship for Post Graduate Studies Abroad. Anjali Goyal, Jinang Shah and Bhuvanyaa Vijay won the K C Mahindra Fellow award of Rs 10 lakh each and 57 applicants won Rs 5 lakh each as scholarship to support their education journey.
From an impressive 1,982 applications received this year, 98 applicants were shortlisted to attend virtual interviews with an esteemed panel over two days, speaking about the scholarship, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group said.
The selection panel included some of the leaders of the country – Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group; Bharat Doshi, Chairman of Mahindra Intertrade; MM Murugappan, Chairman of Carborundum Universal; Kausalya Sreenivasan, Head - Women Empowerment at Mahindra Group; Dr Indu Shahani, President & Chancellor of ATLAS SkillTech University; Leena Labroo, Partner at Niana; Manoj Kumar, CEO of Naandi Foundation; Ranjan Pant, CEO Advisor, Global Strategy Management Consultant & Change Management Expert; Ulhas Yargop, Chairman of Bristlecone; Vikram Singh Mehta, Chairman of Center for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP) and Suman Mishra, CEO at Mahindra Electric Mobility.
“We have always been committed to investing in young people. At KCMET and Mahindra, we value those who want to do more. At a time when the pandemic and financial burdens have made pursuing higher education overseas challenging, we are pleased to provide scholarships to high-potential students. This year we met some bright young minds who are determined to follow their ambition with a clear vision. We are proud and honoured to be a catalyst for these students who want to contribute to India and the world significantly through their chosen careers,” speaking about the scholarship, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group said.
With an aim to promote literacy and higher learning in India, the KC Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) was set up in 1953. Since its inception, the Trust has positively impacted the lives of over 800,000 deserving students with enormous potential to initiate change and shape the future of not only India but also the world. The KC Mahindra Scholarship for Post Graduate Studies Abroad was the first scholarship to be set up by the Trust and has been awarded to 1,595 students till date. It is an interest-free loan scholarship awarded to highly promising students with outstanding intellect and academic achievements, character and leadership qualities.