The dream of pursuing a postgraduation from Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Oxford and other reputed universities is now a reality for 82 students, thanks to K. C. Mahindra Scholarships. Over 1000 applicants applied for the scholarships, which is aimed at enabling higher education for the brightest students in India.
Commented Keshub Mahindra, Chairman – K. C. Mahindra Education Trust & Chairman Emeritus – Mahindra & Mahindra, “Education is the best weapon to drive positive change, and each year it is our endeavor to aid the brightest and the best minds from the country in this direction. I am positive that the students will carve their niche and contribute towards a better tomorrow by giving back to the nation.”
Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, added, “It’s heartening to see the consistent rise in quality and number of applications we are receiving year-on-year for the scholarships. What is more exciting is the distinctiveness of every application, which is truly inspiring and doesn’t cease to amaze me every time. I hope that the candidates make the best use of this opportunity to shine and put India on the global map in diverse and significant ways.”
Of the shortlisted candidates 23 are IIT graduates, the others are from premier educational institutes including BITS Pilani, SRCC, the National Law Schools, Symbiosis, St. Xavier’s, Sir JJ College of Architecture and NID. The scholars will complete their postgraduation in subjects ranging from Computer Science, Engineering, MBA, Law, Public Policy to Economics from the leading universities abroad.
This year there has been a 45% increase in awardees, leading to an escalation in the value of the scholarships awarded to Rs. 2.92 crores.