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59 students awarded 2017 K.C. Mahindra Scholarships for Post Graduate Studies Abroad

 

Top 3 recipients awarded Rs. 8 lac each as interest free loan scholarship

 

56 receive Rs 4 lakh of interest free loan scholarships each

The selection panel interviewing applicants for the K.C. Mahindra Scholarships for Post Graduate Studies Abroad

 

July 31, 2017, Mumbai - Jay Dedhia, Soundarya Balasubramani  and Mustafa Lokhandwala  were the top three awardees to receive the 2017 K.C. Mahindra  Scholarships for Post Graduate Studies Abroad. Jay Dedhia is going to study Mechanical Engineering at the Stanford University, USA; Soundarya Balasubramani, will head to study Management Science & Engineering at Columbia University, USA and Mustafa Lokhandwala plans to pursue Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of California, USA.

 

These three candidates will receive an interest free loan scholarship amount of Rs 8 lakh each. In addition, 56 candidates have been awarded an interest free loan scholarship of Rs. 4 lakh each. The applicants will be pursuing their post graduate studies in a variety  of subjects such as Computer Science, Engineering, MBA, Law and Economics, in various reputed universities that include Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Carnegie Mellon in the USA, the University of Cambridge, Oxford and London School of Business in the UK.

 

In its 61st year of this scholarship program, K C Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) received almost 1100 applications from students who have secured admissions to universities abroad. The candidates went through a rigorous selection process that culminated in 81 shortlisted candidates being interviewed by a panel of eminent leaders comprising of Keshub Mahindra, Chairman Emeritus, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group and Executive Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Bharat Doshi, Chairman, Mahindra Intertrade Ltd., Ulhas Yargop, Group President - IT Sector, Group CTO & Member of the Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.,  Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Shahani, Founding Dean – Indian School of Management & Entrepreneurship (ISME) & Chairperson at The Indian School of Design & Innovation, Vikram Singh Mehta, Executive Chairman of Brookings India in New Delhi & an Independent Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd & other companies, Ranjan Pant, CEO Advisor, Global Strategy Management Consultant & Change Management Expert and Aishwariya Ramakrishnan, EA to the Chairman, Mahindra Group.

 

Following two days of intense interviews, Keshub Mahindra, Chairman – K. C. Mahindra Education Trust & Chairman Emeritus – Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said “Each year these young curious and extraordinary minds impress me with their clarity of thought, their sharpness and grit to achieve their dreams. My advice to them is when you realise your dreams, never forget that you are a part of a society and you must give back what you receive.’’

Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group and Executive Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., added, “These are two days, that I would never miss. Young Indians are the largest source of renewable energy we have! This year the candidates were exceptionally bright and it was a challenge to select the final awardees”

This was the 1st scholarship program set up by the founder, Mr. K C Mahindra in 1956, and it continues to offer bright Indian students the possibility of pursuing their higher education at reputed universities abroad. Till date, over 1300 students have benefited from this scholarship.

 

For further details on the K.C. Mahindra Scholarships please visit:

http://www.kcmet.org/what-we-do-Scholarship-Grants.aspx

 

 


 

K. C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) Overseas Scholarship Abroad held on 11th & 12 of July, 2016

 

K.C. Mahindra Education Trust announces 60th Anniversary Scholarships for Post Graduate Studies Abroad

 

53 candidates awarded scholarships

The selection panel interviewing applicants for the K.C. Mahindra Scholarships for Post Graduate Studies Abroad

 

July 20, 2016, Mumbai: The K.C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) has announced the results of the 2016 K. C. Mahindra Scholarships for Post Graduate Studies Abroad. Being the 60th year, this is a milestone for KCMET which has transformed the lives of over 170,000 students through its various initiatives. At inception, the very first scholarship was for Post Graduate Studies Abroad, which allowed students to pursue their dreams for a higher education overseas.

 

This year, K. C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) received 750 applications from students who have obtained admissions to top universities in the US, Canada, UK, France and Singapore. The candidates went through a rigorous selection process that culminated in 76 shortlisted candidates being interviewed by a panel of eminent leaders comprising of Keshub Mahindra, Chairman Emeritus, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, Bharat Doshi, Chairman, Mahindra Intertrade Ltd., and Ulhas Yargop, Group President (IT Sector), Group CTO, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

 

In addition the other jury members included Dr. Indu Shahani, Principal, H R College & Ex-Sheriff of Mumbai, Vikram Singh Mehta, Executive Chairman of Brookings India in New Delhi & an Independent Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd & many other companies like Colgate Palmolive, L&T & Vodafone India, Ireena Vittal, Advisor, (Business Building) & Expert (Indian Agriculture & Urban Change), Independent Director - Titan Industries Ltd and several blue chip companies, Ranjan Pant, a global strategy management consultant & founder of a Boutique Private Equity Advisory & Strategy Consulting firm that advises Chief Executive Officers from several of the twenty largest companies in India.

 

The top three candidates have been conferred the K.C. Mahindra Fellowship and will receive an interest free loan scholarship of Rs. 8 lakhs each. They have displayed exceptional academic ability with very promising future prospects. Fellows, Ayush Singhania plans to study Structural Engineering & Geomechanics in Stanford University, Trushna Khivsara is pursuing her MBA in The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Aashiq Muhamad has secured admission in Stanford University to study Mechanical Engineering.

 

In addition to the 3 Fellows, 50 candidates will receive an interest free loan scholarship of Rs.4 lakhs each. The applicants will be pursuing their post-graduation in a number of subjects ranging from Computer Science, to Engineering, MBA, Law and Economics, in various reputed universities that include Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Carnegie Mellon and Yale in the USA, the University of Cambridge, and London School of Business in the UK and INSEAD in Singapore.

 

When asked, about the two days of intense interviews, Keshub Mahindra, Chairman – K. C. Mahindra Education Trust & Chairman Emeritus – Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., says "You get a chance once a year to meet a group of young people, to see what kind of lives they have lived, to reach this level of hope, desire and dreams, and this energizes us."

 

At the end of interviewing candidates over two days, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, said, "I am very impressed with the quality of candidates I met this year. We believe in providing opportunities to young Indians to build their own capabilities through higher education overseas, and eventually contribute to building our nation."

 

For further details on the K.C. Mahindra Scholarships please visit:

http://www.kcmet.org/what-we-do-Scholarship-Grants.aspx

 


 

Mahindra Search For Talent Scholarship Award Function

 

Dr Iyer, attends the Mahindra Search For Talent Scholarship Award Function as the Chief Guest at Mahindra Academy. The students were thrilled to hear that he is an ex student of the Mahindra Academy.