Bright Minds Scholarship: Kanpur, India – The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has announced the introduction of the Bright Minds Scholarships, a prestigious scholarship program aimed at supporting the academic pursuits of the top 100 rank holders in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced. This scholarship initiative, now in its third year, reaffirms IIT Kanpur’s commitment to nurturing exceptional talent and promoting excellence in education.
Generously supported by alumnus Lokvir Kapoor, the Bright Minds Scholarships will provide a unique opportunity for students to pursue their undergraduate studies at IIT Kanpur without the burden of financial constraints. The scholarships will cover all expenses, including tuition fees and living expenses, throughout the duration of the BTech and BS programs for the 2023-24 academic year.
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The scholarships will be awarded to a select group of students who have achieved outstanding rankings in the JEE Advanced 2023 examination. The aim is to ensure that deserving students are not hindered by financial limitations in their pursuit of academic excellence at IIT Kanpur. Each eligible student will be granted an annual scholarship of Rs 3 lakh, which will cover their expenses during the entire undergraduate program.
The Bright Minds Scholarships will be awarded for all four years of the undergraduate program, provided the recipients maintain a minimum cumulative performance index (CPI) of 8.0. This long-term support reflects IIT Kanpur’s commitment to encouraging sustained academic excellence and nurturing the talents of these exceptional students.
According to an official statement from the institute, the average cost for an undergraduate student at IIT Kanpur over the four-year B.Tech/BS program is approximately Rs 12 lakh. With the Bright Minds Scholarships, the financial burden associated with tuition fees, accommodation, transport, books, and even health insurance will be alleviated for the deserving students, ensuring a seamless and enriching educational journey.
The launch of the Bright Minds Scholarships marks a new era of empowerment and inspiration at IIT Kanpur. It serves as a beacon of hope for students, breaking down the barriers imposed by financial constraints and providing them with the means to excel academically. This initiative underscores IIT Kanpur’s unwavering dedication to fostering talent and creating an inclusive educational environment for all deserving students.
As the application process for the Bright Minds Scholarships commences, IIT Kanpur encourages students to seize this opportunity and aspire for greatness. By investing in the future leaders of tomorrow, IIT Kanpur aims to shape a brighter and more promising India, where talent and meritocracy flourish unencumbered.