DU’s Hindu college alumnus has donated Rs 1 crore for a scholarship foundation in the college. Five under-graduate students have won the scholarship in the inaugural year.
Raj Bhargava, a retired IAS officer and a former Hindu college student contributed Rs 1 crore for the scholarship foundation for Social Sciences at the undergraduate level.
The renewable scholarships focus on motivating and inspiring students to aim for better. There was a rigorous selection process put in place for the allocation of scholarships. A college-wide written Merit Assessment Test (MAT) followed by an interactive session of shortlisted candidates with an expert committee was organized, before declaring the winners.
A prize money of Rs 75,000 and a tablet device was given to each of the two winners- Ayush Singh Rajpoot (History) and Gavish Lohat (Political Science). While the two runners-up where given a laptop each, the fifth student was given a tablet device in recognition of his outstanding performance.