Three Indian Candidates to be awarded Dr. Manmohan Singh PhD Scholarship

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Three Indians have been selected for this year’s prestigious Dr Manmohan Singh PhD scholarship of St John’s College of Cambridge University. Parama Ghoshal, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, Sudhir Rama Murthy, a Research Associate with the Centre for Sustainable Technologies at the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and Nishit Srivastava, MS in Engineering from Jawarharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore have been selected for the doctoral studies.

The abovesaid scholarship programme has been instituted by St John’s College of Cambridge University in recognition of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s achievements and aimed at nurturing future world leaders in the areas of science, technology and social sciences. The scholarship programme has been funded by BP, Rolls-Royce, Hardeep Rai (a St John’s College alumnus) and two anonymous sponsors. Since inception in 2007, this has supported 16 bright young Indian students. The selected scholars would be finding sustainable solutions in product design to managing greenhouse gases to researching ways of tackling cancer. Talking to media, Prof Ghoshal said he wishes to contribute to the academic ecosystem in India by being an able teacher and research guide.

While, Prof Sudhir Rama Murthy intends to have a career in academic research and continue to explore themes in technology and sustainability and Nishit Srivastava is committed to research work in biophysics and biomaterials specially focused on cancer-related studies.