Pune, November 2020: At a time when the entire world is battling against the coronavirus pandemic, the police personnel are working round the clock to keep us safe. In a bid to honour and salute the commitment of the frontline warriors, Ajeenkya D.Y Patil University (ADYPU) has come up with a unique initiative to offer a scholarship program for the children of police personnel in Maharashtra. ADYPU has signed MOU with several Police departments including Pune Rural Police, Solapur Police and Kolhapur Police and in talks with many more.
The scholarship programme, ‘Yashwant Dyanarthi Shishyavrutti’, in the name of the grandfather of Hon. Chairman of ADYPU Dr Ajeenkya DY Patil is exclusively for the ward of Police personnel. For every admission, ADYPU will offer up to 50 per cent scholarship to the ward/child of Police personnel. ADYPU is also committed to providing 100 per cent scholarships to students who have scored more than 95 per cent marks in their 12th.
Giving details about the scholarship programme, Hrridaysh Deshpande, Director Ajeenkya DY Patil University said that the entry to the scholarship programme is open and will be on till November 30, 2020. Students who will be enrolled as full time undergraduate or postgraduate programme students will be eligible and will have to fill an application form, provide police ID of their parents, and clear the norms of eligibility at ADYPU.
The scholarship slabs are as follows:
- 95% and above – 100% Scholarship
- 80% to 94% – 50% Scholarship
- 60% to 79% – 30% Scholarship
- 50% to 60% – 20% Scholarship
Hrridaysh Deshpande added that the total capacity for this year would be 100. The programme will benefit the students with quality education, global exposure in an environment of state-of-the-art infrastructure.
Dr Ajeenkya DY Patil, President and Chairman, ADYPU, said that the world is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic and it is the frontline warriors like police personnel, doctors who have ensured we stay safe and healthy. The scholarship is an effort to express our gratitude and salute our brave police personnel for their valiant efforts. We are confident that this initiative coupled with best-in-class learning anchored in research and innovation, driven by an outstanding faculty, supported by national and international academic partnerships. The concentration of holistic development of students will ensure a strong foundation for their bright future.
Students interested in applying for scholarships may contact 9561022216 or fill the form through the website.