Students of Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) have come out meritorious by winning many international scholarships and recognitions.

While Aleena Joy, Archana P.R. and Pragna Pratap won the prestigious Melbourne Research Scholarship worth AUD30,000 a year to pursue PhD programme at the University of Melbourne, Australia; Athira Prasad got fellowship from Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami.

Rashamol V.P., and Afsal A. have been invited to present papers in international conferences in the US. Aleena Joy also secured Rowden White Scholarship as one-time establishment grant worth AUD6,500.

Congratulating the winners, KAU Vice Chancellor R. Chandrababu called upon students to explore oversees research opportunities to upgrade skills and excel in professional life.

He said this while felicitating students of the Academy for Climate Change Education and Research (ACCER) who won international scholarships and recognitions.

“Overseas opportunities change your perception for the good and develop your self-confidence. I know that you have achieved this distinction with self-motivation and hard work. I also look forward to see more KAU students exploring new frontiers and achieving similar things,” he said.

Veeraswamy Sejian, scientist, NIANP, Bengaluru, who guided the students in research, said that exceptional attitude and persistent hard work combined with proper facilities helped the students achieve prestigious scholarships from Australia.

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