Seven students of CUSB get Gandhi fellowship
Continuing the excellent performance in campus placement this year, many students of Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) has succeeded in grabbing the prestigious Gandhi Fellowship for 2016-18. CUSB’s Public Relation Officer (PRO) cum Placement Cell Coordinator Md. Mudassir Alam said that seven students have qualified for fellowship which include, Wali Shabina, Vijendra Dubey, Aprajita Pathak, Kumari Komal, Ravi Prakash Gupta, Anjali Pandey and Anu Bharti. Besides, two more students Anurag Kumar Mishra and Abhinav Kumar are in waitlist, which would be hopefully cleared, said the PRO. The selection process comprising of written test and interview was conducted by
Gandhi Fellowship team on March 10, which was attended by approximately two dozen students. Providing more information about the fellowship, the PRO said that Gandhi Fellowship is offered by Piramal Foundation to the postgraduate students enrolled in various programmes of the University as well as institutions of higher learning. The fellowship programme motto is rooted in the belief that as a nation it is important to develop a cadre of leaders exposed to the complexities of bringing change in social and public systems. As a catalyst for school change, each fellow brings change in 5 schools by being a resource person for the school principals and by potentially impacting the lives of 1,000 children. Fellows assist teachers and identify when and where Headmasters (Principals) need extra support. Fellows interact and work with teachers, community members and education officials towards the goal of creating model schools. Each fellow shall be entitled to an all-inclusive monthly
grant of Rs. 14,000, a fixed monthly phone allowance of Rs. 600 and rent-free accommodation and other allowances as applicable.