How many twenty-two-year-olds can claim to be pursuing a PhD at MIT, no less? Ashok Ajoy, a BITS Pilani graduate, is one of a handful of students (and this is no exaggeration, mind you) to pursue a PhD in nuclear engineering at the much coveted Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And not only does he get to walk the annals of one of the world’s most prestigious Institutions, he also gets to do it paying zilch! As part of the fully-funded PhD programme, Ashok will not only pay no fees but will also be awarded a fellowship at the end. He credits his success to his research stint at the lab at the Indian Institute of Science and hopes to become an academic in nuclear research at the end of his programme.