DU’s Hindu College alumnus contributes Rs 2 crore for Raj Bhargava Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship aims to identify and nurture right talent and uphold the spirit of academic excellence in the institution.

DU’s Hindu College alumnus contributes Rs 2 crore for Raj Bhargava Foundation Scholarship Recipients of Raj Bhargava Foundation Scholarship (Hindu College)
Mridusmita Deka | Aug 8, 2023 - 6 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: An alumnus of Delhi University's Hindu College, Raj Bhargava (IAS retd) former chief secretary of home affairs, has donated Rs 2 crore for his scholarship foundation in the college to be given to students of social sciences at the undergraduate level.

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Equipped with extensive knowledge and a clear vision for Hindu College’s progress, the former chief secretary of home affairs has devoted himself to nurturing the hidden talents among young minds, a Hindu College statement added.

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The Raj Bhargava Foundation Scholarship (RBFS) for the academic year 2023-24 is continuing in its second year. The primary objective of the scholarship is to identify and nurture the right talent, and uphold the spirit of academic excellence in the institution.

RBFS 2023: Number of applicants, scholarships

This year as many as 150 students applied for the RBFS, out of which 105 appeared for the written merit assessment test (MAT).

Out of this group, 18 students were shortlisted from the history department and 18 from other social sciences subjects for an interactive session with the selection committee having college alumni as experts.

From the 36 students, the college statement said, eight were selected who had the privilege of interacting with Raj Bhargava himself.

This year, the college has been fortunate to double the number of recipients, awarding four scholarships along with a special prize. Preetam Singh and Yash Asati emerged as winners from the history department, while Ananya Mishra and Pratham Gupta secured scholarships from the other social science combined subjects. These four students have received a cheque of seventy-five thousand rupees each.

Additionally, Mrinav Murari Mazumder received a Special Prize (One-time) to pursue his passion for music along with his studies on the recommendation of Raj Bhargava himself. In addition, three more students have been awarded laptops in recognition of their outstanding performance. All these students are studying in their first-year second semester.

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Anju Srivastava, the principal of the college, expressed her appreciation for Raj Bhargava, who actively contributes to students' inclusive growth and holistic development through foundation scholarships.

The principal mentioned that he is always enthusiastic about ensuring a bright future for the students and generously supports the college, demonstrating his deep commitment to his alma mater. The scholarships are renewable, motivating students to excel in an environment of opportunities and contributing to the development of a well-rounded personality.

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