KARNATAKA

5 MBBS students selected for Dr. P.S. Shankar Pratishthan scholarship

Dr. P.S. Shankar Pratishthan has selected five first-year MBBS students for scholarship. The students would be honoured during the 17th anniversary celebrations of the pratishthan to be held here on January 1.

Kiran Veerupakshagouda and Suraj Rajshekar Garampalli, students of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Priyanka M. Madival from Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences, Saumya B. Hullati of Mahavedappa Rampure Medical College, Kalaburagi; and Ganesh R. Rathod from JJM Medical College, Davangere, would get a monthly scholarship of Rs.1,000 each for 54 months till they complete their medical course.

Pratishthan secretary Narendra Badasheshi in a press release here on Wednesday said that the students would get the scholarship from 2016 -2020.

The pratishthan provides scholarships to students from poor economic background and priority would be given to the students studied in Kannada medium in school, he added. Prof. Badasheshi said Mr. Kiran, who hails from Ranebennur taluk in Haveri district, secured 96 per cent in PU examination and his CET ranking (medical) was 1,495. He has been selected to receivethe Dr. P.S. Shankar Medical Scholarship Award.

Ms. Priyanka, who has been selected to receive the Dr. Indira Veerabhadrappa Medical Scholarship Award, hails from Koliwada village of Humnabad taluk in Bidar district. The journey to medical course was not a cakewalk for her, whose father is disabled and mother works as domestic help. Ms. Priyanka scored 86 per cent in PU and her CET ranking was 559.

Ms. Saumya, who has been selected for the Dr. N. Gangadharappa Medical Scholarship Award, hails from Nagvand village of Hirekerur taluk in Haveri district. She secured 94.56 per cent in SSLC and 94 per cent in PU and secured a CET ranking of 741.

Mr. Suraj, who has been selected for the Dr. S.S. Siddareddy Medical Scholarship Award, hails from Rajeshwar village of Basavakalyan taluk in Bidar district. He was brought up by his mother and relatives after his father died. Mr. Suraj secured 97.21 per cent in SSLC and 96 per cent in PU and secured a CET ranking of 741.

Mr. Ganesh,who has been selected for the Smt. Kalama and Basappa Bennur Medical Scholarship Award, hails from an agricultural background in Hanapur of Badami taluk in Bagalkot district.

He got 91 per cent in SSLC and topped PU with 12,298 rank in CET.