VARANASI: Banaras Hindu University is instituting four new scholarships for the students of Chemistry and Law at the varsity. The university has received a donation of Rs. 20 lakh under the Pratidana initiative to establish these scholarships, slated to be awarded from the academic session 2024-25. Mr. Madan Mohan Kayastha and his wife Mrs. Santosh Kayastha have made the donation to start the scholarships in the memory of their parents. Mr. Kayastha is an alumnus of Banaras Hindu University and had earned his M.Tech. in Industrial Chemistry in the year 1951.
The Sita Ram and Ajudhia Devi Scholarships, instituted in the memory of parents of Sh. Madan Mohan Kayastha, will be presented to one female student of 1st year of B.Sc. (Hons) – Chemistry and one 1st year student of M.Sc. (Chemistry), at the Institute of Science.
The Bhagwati and Mulk Raj Mahajan Scholarships have been set up as a tribute to the parents of Mrs. Santosh Kayastha (Mahajan). The scholarship will be presented to a first year female student of BA. (LLB) Hons, and a second year student of LLM program.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Kumar Jain while interacting with the donors expressed gratitude for their support. He said that the commitment and connection BHU’s alumni have with the university is truly heartening.
Present on the occasion, Dean, Faculty of Science, Prof. S. M. Singh said that the scholarship will promote excellence and competitiveness among students. Prof. Maya Shankar Singh, Head, Department of Chemistry, said his department is among the largest in the university. Briefing about the journey of the department, Prof. Singh praised the donors for their endeavor to support the cause of science.
Prof. C P Upadhyaya, Dean, Faculty of Law, informed that the faculty has recently completed 100 years of its coming into existence. He said that two new scholarships being initiated in the centennial celebration year of the faculty is not only special but also inspiring to others.
Mr. Madan Mohan Kayastha expressed that it was a momentous occasion for him and his family that Banaras Hindu University has acknowledged their gesture of support and regard in form of donation. He hoped that the scholarships will help students in their pursuit of education.
Sh. Manoj Kumar Pandey, Joint Registrar, University advancement, said that the remarkable contribution of Mr. Madan Mohan Kayastha and his wife, will act as a beacon of hope for those seeking knowledge and striving for excellence.