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M.P.Birla Smarak Kosh (South Point) has sponsored the passage of one student from those who have passed out from South Point and intend to pursue higher studies abroad.

Kamalika Chaudhuri has been awarded the passage fare to join the University of California at Berkeley, for a doctoral degree, in August, 2002. She has been granted full fee waiver along with the prestigious Berkeley Graduate Fellowship for the next five years by the University of California. Kamalika passed her Higher Secondary Examination from South Point High School in 1998, ranking fourteenth in the state.She then joined IIT Kanpur, for a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering, graduating in May 2002, having topped the department for three years, and finally securing the overall second rank.

Arijit Raychowdhury passed his Higher Secondary Examination from South Point High School in 1997 securing 94% marks and topping the merit list in West Bengal. He then went on to pursue Electronics Engineering from Jadavpur University and secured the top rank in the graduation examination of 2001. Arijit has been awarded the passage fare by the M.P.Birla Smarak Kosh,to join Purdue University, USA, from August 2002, where he has obtained a fellowship and research assistantship, enabling him to seek a Ph.D.
Kanishka Bhaduri passed his Higher Secondary Examination in 1999,scoring 87.8%, having begun his association with South Point in the Nursery.Kanishka studied Computer Science and Engineering at Jadavpur University, and throughout his stay retained one of the top three positions in his department. He has received admission at the University of Miami at Florida, USA, for the in Computer Science, August 2003. The University has awarded him a full tution waiver and a graduate stipend valued at $34,178 per academic year.

Kamalika Das had been a student of South Point from her Nursery classes. She passed her Higher Secondary Examination in 1999, scoring 85%. She went on to do her Computer Science and Engineering from the B.P.Poddar Institute of Management and Technology. Kamalika plans to study Computer Graphics and Visualisation for her M.S. in Fall 2003, followed by a Ph.D, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in USA.She has been granted full tution waiver and teaching assistantship by the University.

Lopamundra Giri an M.P.Birla Scholarship Awardee in 1995-97, got two years' tution waiver (class XI-XII) from South Point High School, besides other awards, for securing highest marks in Madhyamik Examination among girls. Lopamundra has studied Chemical Engineering at Jadavpur University where she was awarded for obtaining highest marks in Chemical Technology.

She has aquired an in Chemical Engineering from I.I.T BOMBAY. She has conducted a few projects in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at I.I.T.Bombay. Lopamundra has been selected for a Doctoral Fellow in the Biochemical Engineering Department of the University of Iowa (USA) for five years with scholarship.

This year's recipient is Sucharit Sarkar . Sucharit admitted to South Point High School in Class VII through the M.P.Birla scholarship, has proved to be a brillant mathematician. He had topped the Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2000, the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad 2001 and won gold at the International Mathematical Olympiad 2002 at Washington D.C.and silver at the Glasgow INMO. His scores at Madhyamik and the Higher Secondary Examinations were equally good as was his rank in the IITJEE.

Sucharit has been awarded the Graduate School Centennial Fellowship in Science and Engineering by the Princeton University, USA, comprising an annual stipend of $22,500 and a full tution fee and health plan fee waiver comprising $32,450 for the academic year 2005-2006.

This year's recipient is Garga Chatterjee. Garga has fared admirably right from the Madhyamik to the MBBS examinations. Now a house physician and scholar of Neurology at the Medical College, Kolkata. Garga has earned valuable experience in neuroscience from stalwats in Japan,the USA and at Indian institutes. He has won awards and fellowships in India and abroad such as the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan; Princeton and New York Universities, USA.

His articles in medical journals are appreciated. Garga has been awarded admission for the Ph.D.programme in Psychology in the Cognition, Brain and Behaviour track by the Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, which begins in Fall 2006. It offers a fellowship comprising full tution fees for five years, a living stipend, a summer research grant and guaranteed teaching.
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