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Current Scholars

2019 Batch


Ashwani Rathore

Ashwani Rathore is 19 years old and lives in New Delhi. He got 9.6 CGPA in class 10th. He cleared his 12th Board Exams with 89% from R. P. V. V., Lajpat Nagar. Currently, he is pursuing B. Tech( IInd year) in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi Technological University (DTU). He is very ambitious about automobiles; designing, manufacturing cars and working is its various components. He is fascinated by the changing world of automobiles with time and according to one’s need. His passion and devotion towards tha same led him to pursue his first internship as a mechanical design engineer at "Banaao - a maker's playground". At a very young age, he was working on developing a revolutionary idea for combustion engines. He loves playing cricket and listening to music in his free time.


Fozia Khanum

Fozia Khanum completed her 12th standard from Greenwood Senior Secondary School, Rampur , Uttar Pradesh. Currently she is studying for Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from DIT University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. She is in the second year of her under graduate program. She hopes to become a good pharmacist and practice medicine in the future. She is very dedicated and academically driven. She likes to participate in different activities. She is the class representative as her academic performance is appreciable. She takes part in various competitions like debates, essays etc. and also like to volunteer. She is the member of Aarogya Club of her college. Recently, she interned with DETEL ( Detel PRO) and gained experience and knowledge in the field of marketing. She is very keen and determined. She believes in her will power and work very hard to achieve her goal. She will surely make her dream come true.


Manoj G S

Manoj G S is 19 years old and is from Hassan, Karnataka. He completed his class 12 with 95% from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Mavinakere, Hassan. Currently, he is studying second year in Electronics and Communication Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surathkhal. He is highly passionate about becoming an lAS officer. He feels highly inspired by Bhagat Singh and Che Guevara. Manoj has received several accolades like the NCC Best Cadet amongst others. He was the school captain in JNV Hassan.Even in college he is an active part of social activities like beach school programme and NCC.He is also member of clubs like SAE and Cosmic club. He loves to watch and play sports, read autobiographies and he enjoys music. His mother is his greatest strength and motivation in life. He feels highly grateful for being a part of two wonderful families: Navodaya and Vahani and wishes to give back to society.


Mohd Nouman

Mohd. Nouman, a student from Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, has big dreams and wants to make his parents proud. He completed his 12th standard with 91.40% in the CBSE Board from Green Field School. Currently, he has taken admission in Dayal Singh College for B. Com and is preparing for the CA Foundation. He is very focused and dedicated and wants to fulfil his dreams and aspirations. He likes participating in extra curricular activities like creative writing, debates and theatre. In future, he hopes to continue his CA studies and wants to run his own Chartered Accountancy firm.


Nidhi Kanaujia

Nidhi is an ambitious and a diligent girl hailing from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. She completed her schooling from Study Hall School, securing 95% in her boards and her story was covered by many national daily newspapers and social media. Currently, she is in her 2nd year of B. A. Honours in Political Science at Miranda House College, University of Delhi. At college she is involved in plethora of activities ranging from being the present General Secretary of her department, involved in research projects to being an active member of college societies, all adding new colors to her personality. After graduation, Nidhi aims to crack the UPSC examination and become an IAS officer. She wishes to be an independent, strong and confident woman who could be an agent of change in society and help the needy. She belongs to an underprivileged background which makes her more focused and dedicated towards her goals. Nidhi has great leadership skills and was an active member of the school cabinet, holding the post of Cultural Secretary. She is passionate about sports and was in the school basketball and volleyball teams. She has also received many medals, certificates and trophies. Moreover, she has actively taken part in debating, theatre, poetry writing, dance and music. She strongly believes in living a meaningful life with a sense of purpose and creating a positive impact on society.


Nikshith KU

Nikshith is 18 years old and hails from Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka. He completed his schooling at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Mudipu, Mangalore. He scored 93.4% in class 12th CBSE Board Examination and scored the highest in computer science (97%). He is currently pursuing B.E in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at BMS college of engineering and is in 2nd year. He likes to keep himself updated with information on the latest technologies and technological growth happening in the world.


Pankaj Kumar

Pankaj Kumar is 18 years old and comes from a small village called Bhiwani in Haryana. He scored 94% in 12th CBSE Board Examination from Vaish Model School, Bhiwani. Currently, he has secured admission in J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology YMCA, Faridabad to pursue B. Tech in Computer Engineering. He wants to be a successful engineer and work in the sector of AI and Machine Learning. Pankaj has participated and won different quizzes at the zonal level. He won the Bronze medal in the International Informatics Olympiad. He loves to play cricket, football and other outdoor sports. He feels fascinated by the growth in technology. He wants to give back to the country by making a significant contribution to technological growth.


Pratibha Yadav

Pratibha Yadav is 18 years old and a resident of Agra. She scored 10 CGPA in class 10th Board Examinations. She has completed her schooling from Vidyagyan School, Bulandshahar with 93% in 12th standard. She is pursuing B. Com from Hansraj College, Delhi University. Presently, she is in second year of college. She is the coordinator of Internship cell of Hansraj college, Research and editorial coordinator of the Office of International Programmes(Hansraj college), and an active members to various other societies and clubs. She strongly believes in holistic development along with academics. She is keenly interested in interacting with people and learning about different cultures and languages. She tries to make her surroundings a cheerful place and believes in giving back to society. Her hobbies include playing football, watching movies, reading novels and singing. In synch with her interests she interned with DU@talent and Yaras as content creator, research and NGO relations specialist with IRSC(Indian Road Safety Campaign), Digital Marketer with Insightone, and Student Volunteer with TFI (Teach For India).


Pratik Chopade

Pratik is 20 years old. He belongs to Buldhana district in Maharashtra. He has completed his 12th from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Shegaon with 91.2%. He scored the highest in Computer Science with 96%. He got free coaching from Avanti Classes for JEE in his school. He is currently pursuing B.E. in Computer Engineering from Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering and Research, Pune. After completing his graduation, he wants to pursue an MBA. He is deeply interested in solving problems of mathematics, coding in computer science and singing. He has participated in many singing competitions. He loves to play and watch cricket. As a scout, he has received the 'Rajya Puraskar'. He has strong leadership qualities and loves to help those in need. He was President of student's association in his college. He considers himself very fortunate to have had great teachers in school as well as supportive relatives. He feels that getting selected to Navodaya and then to Vahani Scholarship are the two biggest turning points in his life.


Shashikanth SR

Shashikanth is 19 years old and comes from Bhadrapur village, Karnataka. He has completed his 10th and 12th from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Narayanpur. He enjoys studying chemistry and mathematics. He loves to play cricket and football. He is pursuing his study in BMS College of Engineering Bangalore( B. Tech in Civil Engineering). He is hardworking and dedicated towards his goals. He wants to help those in need and feels motivated when he is able to bring about a smile on someone’s face. He wants to contribute to the growth of this country (India) and make it proud. He feels that getting selected to Navodaya and then to Vahani Scholarship are the two biggest turning points in his life.


Sushanta Senapati

Sushanta Senapati is a 19 year old boy. He cleared the 10th board with 10 CGPA, stood first in his school Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Dhenkanal, Odisha and and then went on to score 96.8% in the 12th board exam. He is currently pursuing B. Tech from NIT, Rourkela, 2nd year in computer science and engineering. He has passed his 1st year in NIT with a CGPA of 9.61. He has actively participated in many events conducted by NSS. One such event is teaching students of neaeby remote area students. He loves to plant vegetables and take care of them. He likes to listen to stories narrated to him physically and not on the internet. He always tries to do better than the last attempt and always tries to remember those who have helped him.


Zainab Qureshi

Zainab is 20 years old and is a resident of New Delhi. She stood 1st with a 9.8 CGPA in her class 10 Board Examination. Zainab completed her schooling from Salwan Girls Senior Secondary School, Delhi with 94% in the 12th Board Examination. Currently, she is pursuing a B. A. in Political Science Honours from Janki Devi Memorial College, Delhi University. After completing her B. A. in Political Science, she wants to pursue a Ph.D in Political Science and follow her dream to become a Political Science Professor. She enjoys reading books, watching TV and loves listening to music.​

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