Ranjit Singh Foundation

The Ranjit Singh Foundation was set up by Dr. Ranjit Singh, one of the most esteemed alumnus of the institute. The foundation has been supporting academic excellence at the institute for the last 9 years. It supports 12 scholarships for needy and meritorious students, and one faculty chair to promote scientific research. Each of the 12 scholarship recipients receive a sum of Rs. 2000 for a period of 10 months.


Neta Ji Balwan
Singh Scholarship

Awarded to two undergraduate students of 4 years and 5 years B.Tech. program of any department based on their
merit-cum-means.
  Khem Chandra
Yadav Scholarship

Awarded to two undergraduate students of 4 years and 5 years B.Tech. program of any department based on their
merit-cum-means.
  Sarpanch Salik Ram
Katiyar Scholarship

Awarded to two undergraduate students of 4 years and 5 years B.Tech. program of any department based on their
merit-cum-means.

 

  Yasodha Yadav
Scholarship

Awarded to two undergraduate students of 4 years and 5 years B.Tech. program of any department based on their merit-cum-means.
 
Ranjit Singh
Foundation
  Ramesh Chandra
Yadav Scholarship

Awarded to two undergraduate students of 2 years M.Sc. program of any department based on their merit-cum-means.
 

 

  Ranjit Singh
Chair

Awarded to a faculty of any discipline for a period of three years for their outstanding research.
  Guru ji Ghasit Ram
Scholarship

Awarded to two undergraduate students of 4 years and 5 years B.Tech. program of any department based on their merit-cum-means.
 

 

Scholarship Recipients

So far, these scholarships have supported 108+ students to overcome their financial constraints and achieve their dreams. Many of these students are now well settled and have achieved tremendous success in their careers. For instance, a 2009 scholarship recipient from the BSBE Department is a Senior Manager at Max Healthcare; a 2011 recipient from the MSc program is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; a 2012 recipient is a student at IIM Bangalore; a 2013 recipient is a Ph.D. student at the University of Bristol, UK.

The recipients of 2016 scholarships too are overwhelmed with the support received.


This scholarship has lessened my financial burden thus permitting me to focus on my academics and placement preparations. It has also inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as this scholarship has helped me.

4th year dual degree student
Mechanical Engineering
Recipient of Neta ji Balwan Singh Scholarship

 

I believe that this scholarship has not been awarded to me for my grades but as a token of belief in me that I can accomplish great things in my life. My CPI is 8 and I am even more motivated to work harder. I also plan to join Prayas in my final year to help educate poor children of nearby villages.

4th year dual degree student
Computer Science and Engineering
Recipient of Khem Chandra Yadav Scholarship



I believe that this scholarship has not been awarded to me for my grades but as a token of belief in me that I can accomplish great things in my life. My CPI is 8 and I am even more motivated to work harder. I also plan to join Prayas in my final year to help educate poor children of nearby villages.

2nd year Chemistry student
Recipient of Ramesh Chandra Yadav Scholarship

 

Ranjit Singh Chair Occupants

Currently, the chair is occupied by Prof. Amit Dutta, Department of Physics. As a Faculty Chair, Prof. Dutta has expanded his horizon of research and contributed to the fields of quantum phase transitions, non-equilibrium quantum dynamics and quantum information. His recent book, along with other co-authors, has also attracted the attention of several researchers. He has also pioneered studies of nonequilibrium dynamics of topologically ordered systems. “I would like to emphasize that the chair position has been a source of great inspiration and encouragement for me throughout,” says Prof. Dutta.

Past Occupants

Prof. Aloke Dutta
Department of Electrical Engineering
December 2011 to December 2014.

 

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma
Department of Chemical Engineering
October 2008 to October 2011.


About the benefactor

  Ranjit-singh   Dr. Ranjit Singh obtained his B.Tech. in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1965. He later completed his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. For a brief period, he worked in the Silicon Valley in the semi-conductor industry and later for Allied Chemicals. In 1978, he founded Diamond Essence Corporation in Randolph, New Jersey, and established himself as a pioneer manufacturer of cubic zirconia. By 1980s, the company emerged as a world leader in the simulated diamonds. Currently, he is a major supplier of artificial diamond jewellery and other gems.
 

 

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