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Santha E. Iyer Scholarship

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Santha E. Iyer Scholarship is instituted by Suraj E. Krishnan, who graduated from BITS, Pilani in June 1993 in Physics and Chemical Engineering.

Suraj is currently a Management Consultant and resides in the US. He is proud to be a BITSian and is glad to have the opportunity to give back to his alma mater.

The Santha E. Iyer educational scholarship is initiated in memory of his mother Smt. Santha Iyer who fondly cherished the day that all girls across India would have full access to a holistic education. She believed that "Education for girls is the most critical foundation for a society to truly progress.” The scholarship is merit cum need based and is available only to female students from the Pilani campus.

Scholarship Details:

  • Type of Scholarship: Merit cum need based
  • Amount: 40% of tuition fees
  • No of scholarships: 1 student
  • Minimum GPA requirement: Need to maintain 7.5 on 10 to remain eligible
  • Date of Commencement: Semester 1, 2011-2012
  • Campus: Pilani
  • Awarded annually for 4 years of study to a girl student
If you would like more information about this scholarship, or have any questions / comments / suggestions, please send a mail to

Scholarship Recipients:




ID No.

2011 - 12


Ashima Dharembra


2011 - 12


Bhanu Priya S


 2013 - 14
 Priya Agarwal
 2013 - 14
Neha Agarwal
 2013 - 14
I Bhanu Priya S
 2013 - 14 II
  Priya Agarwal   2012A2PS517P
 2013 - 14  II  Neha Agarwal  2013A3PS493P
 2013 - 14 II
 Bhanu Priya S   2011B1A7515P

BITSAA Impact:
1) Neha Agarwal

I am Neha Agarwal .My id number is 2013A3PS493P. I am from Bhiwara (raj). My interests are playing basketball, calligraphy, dance, listening music. My dreams are very high and I want to do something great in my life. I am very thankful to the donors because they are helping those who are really talented and also need these scholarships. Also these serves as driving force for other students to study harder.

2) Priya Agarwal

I'm Priya Agarwal, a second year student pursuing B.E.civil in Bits Pilani. I'm a proud recepient of Reg Santha Iyer Scholarship.This scholarship grants me the opportunity to focus on higher studies and helping me in achieving my future goals.Scholarship of this kind motivate girls to excel in every aspect.I'm really thankful to Mr Suraj and Bitsaa again for considering me the deserving candidate for this scholarship. Motivated by your support i'll also try to do something for quality education among girls in future.

3) Bhanu Priya S
 I am Bhanu Priya and I am presently pursuing my 2nd year in M.Sc. (Hons) Biological Sciences and B.E.(Hons) in Computer Science at BITS-Pilani, Pilani Campus. I am very passionate about pursuing higher studies in the field of Biosciences, especially Medicine, which will help me contribute something to the society. I am an active member of the Biological Society of BITS-Pilani. My father works in defence. My parents have always supported me in all my endeavors till now but I did not want to depend on them completely in the future. This scholarship has helped reduce the financial load on my family. I am very grateful for this scholarship. I too believe in the education of girls and empowerment of Indian women. The objective of this scholarship has inspired me to do something for this cause in future.
Thank you, Mr. Suraj and BITSAA for this scholarship.

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