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Giving Back

Grandparents are special. For me, they have been guru, philosopher, powerhouse of wisdom, constant source of inspiration and epitome of compassion. I have been fortunate to have babuji’s presence in my life till the age of 40 and bai’s (grandmom) till earlier this year. Not a single day goes without living by their teachings and values.

We have grown up listening to adhyatmik conversations between both of them all the time. Bai never went to school but knew entire Gita, Sundarkand and other ancient scriptures by heart. Alongside relentless gau seva, community upliftment was her constant mission – skilling young girls in the nearby bastis, supplying ration to homes for the orphans and elderly, teaching Gita to neighbourhood children, using her artistic skills to raise funds for the causes she supported – she was always engaged in enriching lives of those around her.

She believed education, family values and skilling are more important for girl child than learning to cook or manage household chores. That’s how she raised my sister.

The most fascinating thing about her was yearning to learn something new, even in her 90s. That led me to the idea of setting up an education fund to support young girls, whose higher education is a challenge due to financial constraints.

Jana Devi Mall Scholarship Program

Mission Statement

The Jana Devi Mall Memorial Scholarship provides educational opportunities for girls from the weaker sections of society in Rajasthan, fostering their academic growth, empowering them to achieve their full potential, and creating a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

Vision Statement

The Jana Devi Mall Memorial Scholarship aims to empower young women from the weaker sections of society in Rajasthan to pursue higher education, thereby breaking the cycle of poverty and social inequality. By providing financial support and fostering a culture of academic excellence, we envision a future where these women can become confident, self-reliant, and responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully to the development of their communities and the nation at large.

Eligibility:

Students from the following institutes can apply for the Scholarship:

  1. Indian Institute of Technology
  2. Indian Institute of Management
  3. Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani
  4. XLRI, Jamshedpur
  5. National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
  6. Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad
  7. Indian Institute of Forest management, Bhopal
  8. National Law school of India University, Bangalore
  9. National Law university, Delhi
  10. Institute of Rural management, Anand

Application Procedure:

To apply for the Jana Devi Mall Memorial Scholarship, eligible students must submit a completed application form duly signed by the Dean of the institute where they are seeking admission.

The Jana Devi Mall Memorial Scholarship selection process consists of two stages:
Essay Writing: Eligible students will be required to write an essay on a topic related to the scholarship’s mission and goals. The essay will be used to assess the students’ writing skills, creativity, and understanding of the scholarship’s purpose.

Interview: A panel of judges will shortlist the top applicants based on their essay submissions. The shortlisted students will be invited for an interview, where they will be assessed on their communication skills, confidence, and potential to make a positive impact in their communities.

Final Selection: The panel of judges will select a total of 5 students for the scholarship based on their performance in both the essay writing and interview stages. The selected students will receive the Jana Devi Mall Memorial Scholarship to support their higher education goals.

Scholarship Amount: The scholarship amount will be ₹2,00,000 (Rupees Two Lakhs) per year or the actual fees of the institute, whichever is lower.

Fees Payment: The scholarship amount will be directly paid to the institute where the selected students are enrolled, ensuring that the funds are used for their intended purpose.

Duration: The scholarship will be awarded for the duration of the selected students’ higher education program, subject to their satisfactory assesment and adherence to the institute’s rules and regulations.

Assessment Criteria:
The Jana Devi Mall Memorial Scholarship will assess the performance of selected scholars based on the following criteria:

  • Scholastic Standards: The scholar must meet certain scholastic standards, specifically belonging to the top 25% of the batch population.

  • Campus Participation: The scholar must participate in a minimum of two forums at the campus, demonstrating their engagement and commitment to academic and extracurricular activities.

  • Learning Reflection: The scholar must submit a 250-word write-up on “Being a Jana Devi Mall Memorial Scholar” – reflecting on their learning experience and the impact of the scholarship on their academic and personal growth.

Performance Measurement: To measure the performance of scholars, the following data must be submitted:

  • Scholastic Records: The scholar must provide their scholastic records, certified by the Academic Dean at the institute.

  • Campus Participation: The scholar must provide evidence of their participation in campus forums, certified by the institute.

Assessment Process: The assessment will be based on the overall performance of the scholar in all areas. No single factor will be a major determinant of the assessment. The assessment will be done by a panel of judges who will evaluate the scholar’s performance based on the criteria outlined above.


If you are a student, eligible for this scholarship (see the criteria above), please click here to duly fill up and submit the form.

If you know someone, who should be applying for this scholarship, please share the above link with them.

Together, let’s help some dreams come true.

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