August 18, 2015 | THE HANS INDIA |
Vellore: VIT University student, Akshath Sharma, is the only student from the country to bag the prestigious Cambridge International Scholarship. He has been offered to complete a direct PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University Of Cambridge in UK, starting this Michaelmas Term 2015. “It is offered to approximately 80 students selected according to academic merit from all the departments at Cambridge,” says Sharma. He is the only Indian to have been inducted directly after his B.Tech, with Master’s requirement waived. Akshath, has secured 2nd Rank in B.Tech Mechanical Engineering programme this year with a CGPA of 9.64.
In addition, he has been awarded full-funding, under the aegis of the Cambridge International Scholarship. “Limited students from around the globe are selected for this scholarship with only a small proportion awarded to engineering students and thousands of applications were made which included the IITs-but it was Akshath they chose,” says Dr. Satyajit Ghosh, Sr. Professor at VIT University. This is a not only a first for VIT University, it is a spectacular achievement by any standards. – Courtesy