Application Type: By statement in University of Cambridge application

Degree:Masters

Subject:Biological Sciences (excluding medicine and veterinary medicine)
Computer Science
Economics
English Literature
Law
Physical Sciences
Technology

Original Link:

https://www.cambridgetrust.org/partners/pemanda-monappa-scholarship-fund

Conditions:

Applicants should require financial assistance in order to study at the University of Cambridge.

Applicants should also have a close connection with one of the following States: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu. (A close connection is defined as having completed a first degree at a recognized university in one of those States, or having been born in one of those States, or having completed the larger part of their school education in one of those States.)

Value:

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Funding Partners:

This scholarship is available to Masters applicants from India in the following subjects: Biological Sciences (excluding Medicine and Veterinary Medicine), Computer Science, Economics, English Literature, Law, Physical Sciences, Technology.

Here are some of the recipients of the above scholarship

  1. A twenty-year-old law graduate from Coorg has won The Pemanda Monappa Scholarship this year. Natasha Bopaiah, a graduate from Symbiosis Law School (Pune) will be leaving for Cambridge University this September to pursue her Masters degree. The scholarship is being offered by the Pemanda Monappa Trust and has funded four students in the last four years. Offered by P.M. Belliappa in the name of his late father, the scholarship, is awarded to Indian citizens who have completed a first degree at a recognised university in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala or Tamil Nadu, have been admitted to graduate studies in Cambridge, and have demonstrated financial need. It covers university tuition fees, college fees and allowances paid to scholars for living expenses in Cambridge. “I hope she returns home after her studies to contribute to society in a manner resembling what my father did many years ago,” Belliappa said at an event recently, where the scholarship letter was handed over to Natasha by Mike Nithavrianakis, British Deputy High Commissioner.

Natasha, a gold-medallist from Symbiosis, will be pursuing a degree in corporate and environment law at the University. “I would like to focus on issues such as the impact of climate change on human beings and also on farmers in particular,” she said, “Initially, I will be working on litigations but I hope to eventually handle politics.”

N. Ravi, Director, The Hi ndu Group of Publications Ltd., said “People from Coorg, though small in number are high achievers. There are so many names you can quote in the field of sports and academics. So it comes as no surprise that the scholarship, this year, goes to Natasha, who hails from there.” While Leela Samson, chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi and Central Board of Film Certification, who presided over the event added, “Everything we have to offer the world is influenced by who we are. And they are unmistakably Indian… The wise explore and accept each new idea in their merit and with the holistic learning that Natasha will go through in another country will help her discover her strengths and weaknesses.”

2. Joseph Kalyanraj Isaac has become the seventh recipient of the prestigious Pemanda Monappa Scholarship, available to applicants from Southern India who wish to undertake their higher education at the University of Cambridge.

Joseph, who grew up in Chennai and graduated from Anna University with a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering, will arrive in Cambridge later this month to undertake a Master’s degree in Nuclear Energy at the University’s Department of Engineering.  

In his application to the University, Joseph stated “it had always been my ambition to be an astronaut.  But growing up in such a diverse country as India has helped me to realise that I have a responsibility in the community in which I live; that systematic and focused research can transform the life of another”.

At a ceremony in Chennai last month, Joseph’s scholarship was formally awarded by the Honourable Mr Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, who commented “education is an important instrument in the economic empowerment of youngsters.  There is a need to encourage young people who are keen on quality education”. 

3. The Pemanda Monappa Scholarship 2011 was on Friday awarded to a 23-year-old woman, Sneha Chate, who will pursue post-graduation in Bioscience Enterprise in Cambridge University from October.

British Deputy High Commissioner Mike Nithavrianakis presented the award to her at a function organised by the Pemanda Monappa Trust at British Council here.

“There is a gap in the access to healthcare. There is a lot of technology out there which is not reaching the people,” said Ms. Chate, a biotechnology graduate from the VIT University. “I would like to develop an affordable cardiac healthcare model. I am inspired by existing models such as Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bangalore and Aravind eye care,” she said. She is currently working as a business analyst in Bangalore.

Managing trustee P.M.Belliappa said: “The objective of this award is to provide the recipient with a life-changing experience and to also invest in human capital.”

Congratulating the recipient, Mr. Nithavrianakis said: “We are very keen to attract the brightest and the best from India.” He hoped that more students from the U.K. will come to India.

A presentation on ‘Biotechnology in India’ was made by former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Madras S.P.Thyagarajan.

The Pemanda Monappa Scholarship, which is a ‘merit-cum-need’ based scholarship, supports students pursuing a Master’s in physical sciences, biological sciences (excluding medicine), English literature, technology and law. “The initial screening is done at Cambridge University and the shortlist is sent to me. I make the final selection. Sneha is the second recipient,” said Mr.Belliappa.

4. In a ceremony hosted at Madras Gymkhana Club, 22-year-old Sathyawageeswar Subramanian was presented The Pemanda Monappa Scholarship (for study in University of Cambridge, U.K) by N. Ravi, Director of Kasturi and Sons and Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chennai.

Sathyawageeswar is the sixth recipient of the scholarship. After finishing his schooling in Cochin, he joined Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. At Cambridge, he will pursue Master of Advanced Studies, Part 3 of the Mathematical Tripos. “My love for science started when I was a child when my father taught me to identify the stars in the sky and I got interested in astronomy. In school, I enjoyed my time in the science laboratory,” he says. He is also the recipient of The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellowship.

P.M. Belliappa established the Pemanda Monappa Scholarship Fund in 2010, in memory of his father. The scholarship is given to a deserving student who has finished under-graduation from a recognised university in South India and has got admission in Cambridge.

Sathyawageeswar was presented the scholarship in the presence of his family and well wishers. Inspired by late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the event began with a slide show of photos of Dr Kalam, tracing his incredible journey. Mr. N. Ravi congratulated the winner and appreciated the efforts of Mr Belliappa. He also spoke about India’s relationship with the prestigious university.

Prashanth Venkataraman, the first recipient of the scholarship, shared his experiences.

5. A twenty-year-old law graduate from Coorg has won The Pemanda Monappa Scholarship this year. Natasha Bopaiah, a graduate from Symbiosis Law School (Pune) will be leaving for Cambridge University this September to pursue her Masters degree. The scholarship is being offered by the Pemanda Monappa Trust and has funded four students in the last four years. Offered by P.M. Belliappa in the name of his late father, the scholarship, is awarded to Indian citizens who have completed a first degree at a recognised university in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala or Tamil Nadu, have been admitted to graduate studies in Cambridge, and have demonstrated financial need. It covers university tuition fees, college fees and allowances paid to scholars for living expenses in Cambridge. “I hope she returns home after her studies to contribute to society in a manner resembling what my father did many years ago,” Belliappa said at an event recently, where the scholarship letter was handed over to Natasha by Mike Nithavrianakis, British Deputy High Commissioner.

Natasha, a gold-medallist from Symbiosis, will be pursuing a degree in corporate and environment law at the University. “I would like to focus on issues such as the impact of climate change on human beings and also on farmers in particular,” she said, “Initially, I will be working on litigations but I hope to eventually handle politics.”

N. Ravi, Director, The Hi ndu Group of Publications Ltd., said “People from Coorg, though small in number are high achievers. There are so many names you can quote in the field of sports and academics. So it comes as no surprise that the scholarship, this year, goes to Natasha, who hails from there.” While Leela Samson, chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi and Central Board of Film Certification, who presided over the event added, “Everything we have to offer the world is influenced by who we are. And they are unmistakably Indian… The wise explore and accept each new idea in their merit and with the holistic learning that Natasha will go through in another country will help her discover her strengths and weaknesses.”

6. A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Prashanth is currently a Design Engineer with Saint-Gobain Glass India. He will pursue an M.Phil course in ‘Engineering for Sustainable Development’ starting this year.

The Rt. Hon. David Willetts presented the Scholarship Certificate to Mr Prashanth Venkataraman this week during the Prime Minister’s and British Government’s official visit to India.

On winning the award, Prashanth said, “I feel extremely fortunate and proud. In fact, I truly want to give back to the people of my country through public service in the future.”

The Pemanda Monappa Scholarship was set up in March 2010 in memory of the late Pemanda Monappa, a distinguished and highly decorated officer of the Indian Police establishment, in partnership with the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust.

The scholarship provides for study leading to a Master’s degree in any of the following subjects: English Literature, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences (excluding medicine and veterinary medicine), Economics, Computer Science, Law, and Technology.