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BITSAA MCN Winners - Testimonials

Siddharth Mohan (Winner of Vamsi Pendyala and Prasanna Kalahasthi Memorial Scholarship)

I am Siddharth Mohan, a third year student of BE Mechanical at BITS Pilani. Getting the scholarship means a lot to me as I hail from a middle-class family. My father is a railway employee in Delhi who earns about Rs. 500,000 annually. My mother is a housewife. I plan to do MS after my BE as I am interested in research and academics. Receiving a scholarship instituted by our own alumni has motivated and inspired me to do my best in all my endeavors. I wish to express my heart-felt gratitude to all the BITSAA donors. I salute you all for this wonderful initiative. Someday, in the not so distant future, I too, hope to join your ranks and be a donor for this scholarship. I, too, want to carry forward the example set by you and give back to BITS and the country by helping meritorious students. My best wishes and prayers are with you and your families.

Pooja Choudhary (Winner of S.S. Seshadri Memorial Scholarship)

This is Pooja Choudhary from BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus. I am currently in my 4th year, 2nd semester of B.E (Hons.) Mechanical. My father is employed in a private firm earning an annual income of Rs. 241,000. I have two siblings who are also in the phase of their professional studies. So it becomes very difficult for him to support the three of us. I am an academic achiever with a CGPA of 9.62. After completing my graduation, I want to pursue an MBA from a renowned institution. I have also received a job offer from SKF Ltd. I am very grateful on receiving this prestigious Scholarship. This Scholarship has instilled confidence in me that being an academic achiever helps and that will drive me even harder to pursue my future goals.

Swetha Susan George (Winner of BITS Alumni Class of 1966-'71 Scholarship)

I am Swetha Susan George, a third year student enrolled in M.Sc. Chemistry and B.E. Computer Science. I had applied for MCN because of financial difficulty due to my father’s sudden demise. I’m proud to be a part of this premier institute which sets benchmarks in all spheres of science. I have won first prize for a paper presentation at BITS Pilani, Apogee-2012 and second prize in an event in Oasis-2011. Currently, I am the joint coordinator of Chemistry association and event coordinator of Computer Science association. I am also a member of Mobile Computing Group BITS-Pilani. I am interested in neural networks, machine learning, image processing and parallel computing and would like to take advance training in these areas. I am grateful for being endowed with this scholarship. 

Ashutosh Banerjee (Winner of Sharman’s Family Scholarship)

I am  Ashutosh Banerjee currently in 5th year pursuing M.Sc. Chemistry & B.E. Electronics and  Electrical Engineering at Pilani campus. I come from a humble family background. Both my parents are primary school teachers. I applied for MCN scholarship as they were unable to support the tuition fees for my education. I am currently doing an internship in Cisco Systems, Bangalore and would like to gain more knowledge and experience of the IT industry in the future. I am thankful for receiving this scholarship as this considerably eases the financial pressure on my parents.

Ravi Kiran Chirravuri (Winner of Chaman Lal Scholarship)

I am Ravi Kiran, a graduate from Pilani Campus with B.E (Hons.) in Computer Science. Currently, I work as a Software Engineer in Google, Mountain View, California. I wish to be able to add something to this already well established search giant. I'm very glad to receive the BITSAA scholarship. It always gives great honor to be recognized and rewarded for one's efforts. I was financially helped all through college by my brother. Apart from that, I have been a Merit-cum-need recipient since my first semester in college, which is probably the major reason that has made things easy for my education at BITS. However, I wish to add that this scholarship feels more special to me than any of them, as it has higher merit criteria and is awarded to only a chosen few. I think scholarships like these, are a very good initiative, which not only encourage a student to perform better, but in the process also recognize his/her efforts and reward him/her. I wish to take this chance to thank the Donor, BITSAA and everyone else responsible for granting me this scholarship. I am clearly indebted to my friends, family, and other well-wishers for their constant support and unparalleled belief in me.  

Nitin Hiren (Winner of K.K. Rao Scholarship)

I belong to a middle class family from Udaipur, Rajasthan. My dad runs a small company for recording and distributing Rajasthani folk music cassettes and CDs. My mother is a housewife and I have two sisters who are now married. I would like to thank Mr. K. K. Rao, who helped me finish my education. Without his help, I would have probably missed such an opportunity of graduating from our alma mater - BITS Pilani. I got placed in Larsen and Toubro Ltd. and I'm currently working as a Design Engineer. I plan to go for an MBA after gaining two years of work experience in the firm. I then plan to start my own business. Once I am financially sound, I am sure that I will draw inspiration from alumni like Mr. K. K. Rao and will like to return the favor by helping my juniors some years down the line so that many more students can change their lives as I did. 

Ashutosh Pandey (Winner of Hiralal Agarwal Scholarship)

I, Ashutosh Pandey, studied B.E. (Hons.)-Mechanical Engineering programme at BITS Pilani (Pilani Campus) during 2008-2012. I was born and raised in the Faizabad district, UP.  I belong to a lower middle class family. Though my family had financial problems but my parents always provided me the best education possible. They used their life savings to pay for my tuition fee. Luckily in year 2009 I got to know from BITSAA team about Hiralal Agarwal Memorial scholarship which was announced to support the financially weak and meritorious students hailing from the Faizabad district. Considering my family’s financial conditions I applied immediately and was awarded the same in year 2009. And it helped me a lot to pursue my degree at BITS without worrying about the financial trouble. Currently I am working as a Patent Research Analyst (Mechanical Domain) at a startup in Jaipur. Academically I would like to do research work in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics. My goal in life is to always learn new things and to help people who are not lucky as I am.  In future I would like to do some work in the education sector for the poor children who cannot afford good education. I sincerely thank the donors of the Hiralal Agarwal Memorial scholarship. It is a great inspiration for me and I will follow their noble cause so that I can help another needy student in future.

Aayush Singal (Winner of Ram Nivas Yadav Scholarship)

I am extremely thankful to the donor of Ram Nivas Yadav Scholarship for providing me with scholarship of. I am a second year student pursuing B.E. (Hons.) Electrical and Electronics program in BITS-Pilani. I belong to middle class family and my parents work very hard to fulfill my dreams. Therefore this large financial aid has relieved the financial burden on my parents. This grants me the opportunity to focus more on higher studies and other life goals. I want to go for higher studies and go for a M.Sc. degree in Wireless Communication Systems. I thank BITSAA and all the donors for encouraging students. I hope that one day I too will be able to encourage students to achieve their goals just as BITSAA has helped me.

Chirag Bansal (Winner of Ram Nivas Yadav Scholarship)

I am Chirag Bansal, a second year student pursuing M.Sc. Economics and Computer Science Engineering at BITS Pilani - Pilani campus. I come from a middle class family based in Sirsa, Haryana where my father runs a small footwear firm. My family has a very nominal income and this scholarship makes a lot of difference to us. I would like to thank the donor of the scholarship and all my seniors and colleagues who helped me at every stage in BITS.

Bhanu Priya S (Winner of Shantha E. Iyer Scholarship)

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.  

Navdeep Bajaj (Winner of S.K. Agarwal Scholarship)  

I am Navdeep Bajaj, pursuing Electronics & Instrumentation at BITS-Pilani. Thank you so much for awarding me this scholarship. I appreciate your generosity. I have always had a desire and determination. Now with your help I'm a step closer to my dream.  It is a tremendous weight off my shoulders. Receiving a scholarship makes it easier for me to focus more on my studies and less on where the money comes from.   The scholarship drives me to not only continue to work hard in BITS, but maintain my connections and continue to become even more involved with the University. When I look back after graduating, receiving this scholarship will be one of the many reasons why I will be smiling. It was a blessing that was given to me. I will try to make you proud of me. Thank you again.

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