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Mukunda M Janardhana

Mukunda M Janardhana :- I am proud to call myself alumni of FFE, which has been the backbone formy career. If it was not for FFE I would have been earning and leading alife but probably not with the amount of employment satisfaction andsocial status I have achieved now. On behalf of my parents and myself, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to FFE for helping mefinancially to pursue a BE course with dignity and make my dream come true. More...


Venkataraghavan Hegde

Venkataraghavan Hegde :- I was brought up in a place where, to catch a bus one needed to walk for 5km and of course if lucky, the bus would come at the same time of the day! But then I was fortunate enough to attend a school quitenearer (say 2km from my home). We had the luxury of few extra holidays during the rainy season, as the rivers used to swallow the small bridges temporarily! More...


Santosh Subudhi

Santosh Subudhi :- I have a very modest family background. My father is a shopkeeper (sells pickles and papads). We do not own any property. More...


Ramachandran C

Ramachandran C :- I am Ramachandran Chidambaram, an alumnus of FFE. I hail from the city of Tiruchirappalli in Tamilnadu and my father Mr. R. Chidambaram was a self-employed Hindi teacher. More...


Dr.Manish Barvaliya

Dr.Manish Barvaliya :- I am Dr. Manish Barvaliya (M.B.B.S; M.D. Pharmacology) working as an Assistant Professor at Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat. I attended the FFE event at IIM, Ahmadabad on 23rd February, 2014 for the first time. It was a great pleasure and wonderful experience for me. I came to know about the FFE in detail during this visit. It was a wonderful experience seeing the scholars getting scholarships and meeting the alumni scholars. More...


Rajarshi Bhowmik

Rajarshi Bhowmik :- Before I start writing this anecdote, I would like to reiterate something from the book "The Alchemist" written by Paulo Coelho: "When you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it". In my life so far, I have experienced it so many times. More...


Balaji Vijayakumar

Balaji Vijayakumar :- I am V Balaji, currently working as Senior Consultant at Cognizant Technology Solutions. If it was not for the Foundation for Excellence (FFE), I could not have completed my Engineering education and secured this job. I live in Chennai. My association with FFE started in 1999 when I had completed my Secondary School Exam. I belonged to a poor family comprising myself, my parents, Elder brother and Grandmother. At that time, my father, a casual laborer, was the only earning member of the family. It was tough to make both ends meet for my father.I had obtained an excellent score in 10th standard. But financial problems raised questions about my higher education. More...


Srivathsan Raghavan

Srivathsan Raghavan :- Back in 1995, my parents had to stretch really hard to manage Rs.3000 per year for my school fee. The easier option was to pull me out of the CBSE School and settle for the government school nearby. But my dad chose the tougher option. Year after year I still remember those poignant arguments between my parents about the change of school during the fag end of every academic year, so that they could save whatever little they could for my college fees. My dad prevailed over those tough times. More...


Souradeep Sarkar

Souradeep Sarkar :- I was born in a very successful business family. My childhood days were spent in utmost comfort, there was scarcity of nothing; happy and glorious days. However, after my father's sudden death in 2003, everything came to a standstill. Our enterprises degenerated overnight and nothing was left behind. I was in class 7 then and I vividly remember my mother's struggle and sacrifices just for my sake. More...


Ananda Thiagarajan Padmanaban

Ananda Thiagarajan Padmanaban :- I have been a FFE scholar for four years during my Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering. I had my schooling from P.S High school, one of the most famous and oldest schools in Millipore, Chennai. During my schooling I used topay annual fees of less than Rs.1000. I also used to receive an annual merit scholarship of Rs.600 every year from the school. More...


Kavitha LM

Kavitha LM :- I am Kavitha LM, a beneficiary of FFE scholarship and much more. It was around the time when I was in high school, that my father's work as a goldsmith reduced drastically and it became difficult for him to earn enough to support our family of four(My mother housewife, my elder sister and myself). We did not have any other source of income or support from any one. More...


Manjula Sankaran

Manjula Sankaran :- I am Manjula Sankaran now working in Renault Nissanas an Engineer. I came up from a poor family with my father, a Cook and mother a home maker. But after some stage in my life, my mother was the only bread winner of my family, who brought me up and my younger brother. A midst several chaotic situations in her life, she stood beside me in my studies and was keen that I finish my graduation at any cost. My mom faced many challenges economically, socially and physically but her only goal was that I pursue my studies. Without her hardship,sacrifice, unconditional love and blessings I would not have achieved what I have. More...


Roshan Kolhe

Roshan Kolhe :- Mine is a family of 5, we live in a small village Tas of Wardha district in Maharashtra. My father is a farmer by occupation and mother is a housewife. My father has studied till 8th standard and mother till 7th standard. No one in my family has studied beyond 12th standard before me. More...


Sunil BN

Sunil BN :- I am from a rural background and ours is a joint family comprising of ten people and solely supported by my father. My father is a teacher and had to take care of my education , my brother and my four cousins. Additionally, he also had to take care of health issues of my uncle and aunt. More...


Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram :- Hailing from a small place of North Bengal, I had little exposure on engineering education and its prospects; now that I am working at India's largest automobile company; it is really heartening to look back at my journey. I come from a family that has no means to fund English medium schooling or engineering education. However, my mother who works as a laboratory assistant in school always encouraged me to focus on my studies and never to worry about fees. And so I did. Scoring 94% in 10th board (CBSE), I suddenly came into everyone's notice as it was a record result in the history of our school. The tuition fees of 11th and 12th standard were too high for my family to bear and then FFE came as a rescue. More...


Sahir Nidagundi

Sahir Nidagundi :- I am the eldest of 5 kids and the responsibility bringing us up was with my mother alone (as my father Nabila had expired in 1995). More...


Gopalkrishna Bhat

Gopalkrishna Bhat :- I am from lower middle class family as my parents are doing agriculture. My facilitator, Mr. M N Hedge was my mathematics teacher in 12th standard. He was aware of the financial difficulties of our family and was also aware of my potential to do well in studies. He helped me immensely not only in getting the FFE scholarship, but also in guidance to choose engineering college and branch besides his excellent support during 12th standard studies. More...


Supritha P

Supritha P :- I am Supritha P. Firstly; I would like to say a big thank you to FFE. I am working as software engineer at Project place Private India Ltd. What I am today wouldn't have been possible without FFE's financial assistance. A glimpse of hard times; I was 12 years old when my father passed away due to heart attack. More...


Sachin Gevariya

Sachin Gevariya :- My name is Gevariya Sachin Sureshbhai.I come from a middle class family. My father is working in a ready made cloth factory and my mother is a house wife. My elder brother is working in a printing and designing firm. More...


Meenakshisundaram Gurunathan

Meenakshisundaram Gurunathan :- I am G.Meenakshisundaram. I feel proud to be FFE alumni. I received FFE scholarship for three years (from 2000 till 2002). When I was in my eleventh grade,due to bad financial condition, my parents found it difficult to make ends meet and to afford my school fees. More...


Pranay Thaker

Pranay Thaker :- I grew up in a middle class Brahmin family in a small town named Anand in central Gujarat. My father was a bank officer in Bank of India. My grandfather was a retired Railway guard and passed away soon after his retirement. My family was always job oriented and education driven by virtue. More...


Prasad Deepak Tandale

Prasad Deepak Tandale :- Since childhood I used to hear from my parents and grandparents about my uncle and aunts who succeeded in different walks of their lives and that too was because of sheer determination and consistency in the efforts. I think that really pumped me up to go forward in life against all odds. More...


Sumanth Bharadwaj

Sumanth Bharadwaj :- I hail from a poor family for which my father was the only earning member and his salary was too meager to afford me an engineering seat. I got a ranking of 4559 in the common entrance test which I thought was good enough for me to secure a seat under government quota for Rs 18,000. However, this was not affordable either. More...


Brahmachaitanya Wajapey

Brahmachaitanya Wajapey :- I come from a small town in north Karnataka called Dharwad. My father was a private accountant, who used to work with a Chartered Accountant. He is now retired. My mother is a home maker. I have one elder sister who is now married andsettled in Rajkot, Gujarat. I recently got married to Pallavi who is a pediatric physiotherapist. More...