Sastra Deemed University student wins Cambridge scholarship

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Published Jun 23, 2018, 2:30 am IST
Updated Jun 23, 2018, 2:30 am IST
This bi-lateral scholarship supported by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and Cambridge Trust provides composite tuition fee.
Kannan Veeraraghavan
 Kannan Veeraraghavan

Thanjavur: Kannan Veeraraghavan, a final B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering student of Sastra Deemed University, has been awarded the prestigious Cambridge India Ramanujan Scholarship for his Ph.D. programme at Cambridge University. This bi-lateral scholarship supported by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and Cambridge Trust provides composite tuition fee waiver and an annual allowance of UK Pounds 16,800. 

This scholarship programme is for students to pursue research in the fields of Astronomy, Cancer Research, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Materials Science & Metallurgy, Mathematics, Pharmacology, Plant Sciences and Physics. Kannan will be pursuing his Ph.D. in Engineering at Robinson College at Prof.N.Swaminathan’s Hopkinson Lab on cyclone intensity modelling. 

 

As a student, Kannan's training under his faculty mentor Dr.K.Naren from Sastra in the area of computational fluid dynamics was instrumental in his previous research internships at KU, Leuven (Belgium), University of Manitoba (Canada ) and IIT, Madras which together have made him win this Cambridge scholarship. He is one among the 20 students from India to be selected for this annual scholarship award, according to a media release from Dr. S. Vaidhyasubramaniam, Dean, Sastra.

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Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Thanjavur




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