GADRE SHANTANU AVINASH (2013-2014)
Currently pursuing Masters in Industrial & Systems Engineering at Rochester Institute of technology
DKB scholarship has helped me to keep myself focused on the studies. Instead of getting into an on campus job in first semester itself, I concentrated more on my course work due to the financial stability provided by DKB Scholarship. It helped me achieving good grades.
I am awarded with a scholarship of five lakh rupees.
I can guide the student who will be offered this scholarship next year in terms of course work and general educational structure in USA. Definitely after coming back to India I will like to share my experiences and valuable learning with the university students who aspire to pursue graduate degree abroad.
Wagh Prabhanjan Bhimrao (2011-2012)
I am doing my Master of Science in Civil Engineering with focus on Structural Engineering. Currently, I am working on my research thesis in steel connection design.
I was offered scholarship from University of Cincinnati for graduate study in Civil Engineering. This scholarship covered 75% of my tuition fees. Rest of the fees were covered by DKB scholarship for the first two semesters of my graduate study. Tuition fee is the most significant expense while studying abroad and thanks to DKB scholarship, I didn’t have to worry about it. It helped me to focus on my studies. Apart from offering financial support, it encouraged me to keep working hard towards my career goals.
I received DKB scholarship in two phases. In phase I, I received $3786.00 and in phase II $3814.00. Though the offered amount was Rs. 5 Lakhs, I didn’t receive the full amount of the scholarship.
Currently, DKB scholarship is offered to only few students per year. It would be great if we could increase the number of beneficiaries. As my way of giving back to society, I would definitely make donations to DKB funds in near future. Also, if required, I will always be available to help out the Savitribai Phule Pune University in whatever way I can to the best of my abilities and expertise.