Three Jamia students make university proud
Three MSc. Biotechnology students of the Department of Biotechnology, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), Ms. Ayesha Saubia, Mr. Ashwani Singh and Ms. Yashika Arora have been awarded prestigious Bayer Fellowship – “MEDHA” (2022-2023). The Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India is facilitating the Bayer Fellowship Program – MEDHA offered by Bayer CropScience Limited. The selected students will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 20,000 to complete their master’s program for two years.
Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, JMI congratulated the successful students and wished them good luck for their endeavors. “These students were selected based on their academic profile and interview performances from hundreds of applicants. I hope that it will motivate other students of the university also do better” said the Vice Chancellor.
The MEDHA fellowship combines annual financial assistance with the opportunity of receiving mentorship under Bayer’s employees as well as industry experts. The fellowship provides financial assistance to students from economically weaker sections of the society to continue higher studies (Master’s and PhD) in the Life-sciences / Biotechnology / Pharma disciplines.
The students will also get an opportunity to visit Bayer’s research labs, interact with industry experts, gain exposure and build their knowledge base. The target of the fellowship is to enable the fellows to achieve their short and long-term academic and professional goals.