Monthly Archives: March 2011

Midhun Rajagopal – The SBI YFI fellowship provides youngsters like me with an opportunity to ‘stop talking and start doing.’

Midhun Rajagopal completed his graduation in Production Engineering from Government Engineering College, Thrissur, Kerala, in 2009. He then worked with MRF Tyres Ltd., Pondicherry, as an Industrial Engineer for a period of one year. Midhun describes the SBI Youth for … Continue reading

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Suhasini Vavilala feels that the SBI Youth for India fellowship is an opportunity to give back to your country

Suhasini Vavilala is a computer science and engineering graduate from Gitam Institute of Technology, Visakhapatnam. She recently declined a job offer from an IT company in order to take some time off and understand what she truly wants in life. … Continue reading

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Vineet Kumar Singh – feels that as the urban market is almost saturated, we can search for new opportunities in rural markets

Vineet Kumar Singh completed his graduation in electrical engineering in 2009 from NIT Durgapur, following which he worked with Bhushan Steel Ltd, Orissa as a management trainee. After working for 18 months in the corporate sector, he realized that he … Continue reading

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Santosh Choudhary (Environment planner/SBI Youth for India Fellow): Santosh hopes to start his own firm which helps in commercializing innovations.

Santosh Choudhary has a Bachelors of Engineering degree in Production and an MBA in project management from the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology University, Ahmedabad. During his MBA, he studied a subject called “Rural technology management” where he conceptualized … Continue reading

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Anjali (Textile designer from NIFT/SBI Youth for India Fellow): “I’m hoping this exposure will give me a different perspective to the work I’m already doing in the sphere of craft revival”

Anjali is a textile designer who graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi. She previously worked with Dastkar Andhra and some other NGOs in the field of craft revival, promotion of handicrafts and imparting skills to women. … Continue reading

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Haresh Bhere (Engineer from IIT Delhi/SBI Youth for India Fellow): “I would like to see a person being able to have agriculture as a main source of income without having to work in a town as a clerk.”

Haresh Bhere completed his Masters of Technology from IIT Delhi in Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives. Following this, he worked in the Advanced Engineering department of Tata Motors, Pune, which deals mainly with hybrid and electric vehicles. Haresh did … Continue reading

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Bala Krishna Reddy (Molecular biologist/SBI Youth for India Fellow):“I want to create bridge technologies for improving livelihood and creating sustainable agricultural practices”

Bala Krishna Reddy completed his Masters in Biotechnology from Bangalore University and joined an Agri Biotech Company in Hyderabad as Plant Molecular biologist. His research interests were in transgenic plants and the use of biological agents in organic farming. While … Continue reading

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Taher B Sarthalwala (Economist/SBI Youth for India Fellow): “It is time to pause and serve the real India.”

Taher B Sarthalwala is from Jhalrapatan, a town in the Jhalawar district of Rajasthan. He completed his Masters in Commerce from the University of Pune, after which he worked with AIG Global Asset Management Company for 2 years. Following this, … Continue reading

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Chetan Gautham (Urban Planner/SBI Youth for India Fellow): “I dream of rural India becoming a shining example in the field of sustainable development to urban India.”

Chetan Gautham is an Urban & Regional Planner by profession and a resident of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. He completed his Masters in Urban Planning from Cleveland State University, USA, after which he worked as an assistant project manager on a … Continue reading

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Akshay Kapur (Market Research professional/SBI Youth for India Fellow) seeks to understand the practical aspects of sustainable development

Akshay Kapur is an electronics and communications engineer from Career Institute of Technology and Management, Harayana. He worked for a few years in a market research and consulting firm in the National Capital Territory, with his day-to-day work limited mostly … Continue reading

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