KCMET awards PG Studies Abroad 2.92 crores scholarships to 82 students

KCMET awards PG Studies Abroad 2.92 crores scholarships to 82 students
Abhay Anand | Jul 20, 2018 - 7:18 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, JULY 20: As many as 82 candidates out of the 1066 applicants have received K.C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) scholarships as a part of K. C. Mahindra Scholarships for Post Graduate Studies Abroad.

Aimed at enabling higher education for the brightest and best students in India, this year it has marked a 45% increase in awardees, leading to an increase in the value of the scholarships awarded to Rs. 2.92 crores.

The shortlisted candidates included 23 students who had graduated from the IITs, and the balance were from other premier educational institutes including BITS Pilani, SRCC, the National Law Schools, Symbiosis, St. Xaviers, Sir JJ College of Architecture and NID. The candidates had secured admission to the highest-ranking universities overseas such as Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley, Pennsylvania, Oxford, LSE & Cambridge. The scholars will be pursuing their post-graduation in subjects ranging from Computer Science, Engineering, MBA, Law, Public Policy and Economics.

Following the two days of intense interviews, Keshub Mahindra, Chairman – K. C. Mahindra Education Trust & Chairman Emeritus – Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said “Education is the best weapon to drive positive change, and each year it is our endeavour 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.”

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