Tanuja Joshi|Sep 27, 2023
BHU launches scholarships for MA Jyotish students; each worth Rs 25,000
BHU MA Jyotish students from first and second year will be selected for merit-cum-means scholarships as a part of Pratidana initiative.
NEW DELHI: Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will institute two new scholarships for students who are pursuing MA in Jyotish (ganit). This programme is offered by the department of jyotish at Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan Sankaya or Faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnana.
The scholarship is based on Rs 10 lakh received by BHU in donations under its Pratidana Intitiative. The donation had been given to institute new scholarships for first and second year students of MA Jyotish-Ganit. The scholarships will be Rs 25,000 each and be awarded on merit cum mean basis.
Under the pratidana initiative, BN Shukla, a local from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, donated to BHU to establish new scholarships in the memory of his parents. BN Shukla donated the sum to Venu Gopal, who is the deputy registrar of sponsored research and industrial consultancy cell.
The donated sum by BN Shukla is part of the pratidana initiative that BHU commenced last year in February. According to the official notification, the aim of the pratidana initiative is to provide scholarships to support meritorious students who require need-based financial assistance. Further, the statement claims that the scholarships will help enhance the learning opportunities for the students, encourage excellence in the teaching process, and allow other students to conduct effective research.
Further, the official statement records that the initiative was based on the vice-chancellor Sudhir Kumar’s aim “to connect with alumni, well-wishers and friends of BHU”.
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