- VARSITY RECEIVES RS. TEN LAKH DONATION UNDER PRATIDANA INITIATIVE
- TWO SCHOLARSHIPS OF RS. 25000 EACH FOR 1ST & 2ND YEAR STUDENTS OF M.A. JYOTISH (GANIT)
Varanasi, 09.05.2023: Banaras Hindu University will institute two scholarships of Rs 25000 each for the students of M.A. Jyotish in the Department of Jyotish at Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyana Sankaya (Faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnana). The university has received a donation of Rs. Ten lakh to start the scholarships for the 1st and 2nd year students of Acharya (Jyotish – Ganit) i.e. M.A. in Jyotish (Ganit) on merit cum means basis. Shri B N Shukla, who hails from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, has donated the sum to establish these scholarships in the memory of his father Late Sh. Prem Narayan Shukla and mother Late Smt. Shyama Devi. Sh. B. N. Shukla handed over the cheque of Rs. Ten lakh to Dr. Venu Gopal, Deputy Registrar, Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy Cell.
The university launched the Pratidana initiative in February, last year, to support scholarships for meritorious students, need-based financial aid, enhance learning opportunities, promote excellence in teaching and enable impactful research among others. The initiative is an outcome of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Kumar Jain’s efforts and outreach to connect with the alumni, well-wishers and friends of BHU to be part of the varsity’s quest for growth.