“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” –

 Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is impossible if you are destined to it and this has been truly set by Jaya Sagar of Manali. Jaya Sagar, 2020 graduate from National Institute of Technology Hamirpur (NIT Hamirpur) will do postgraduate research from University of Bristol, United Kingdom. All her expenses for this four-year program will be borne by the Zutshi-Smith scholarship, the amount of which will be more than Rs 2.5 crore.

Jay is the only student from Asia who has made it to the top 10 in the world among more than 400 applicants. She left for the UK on September 8. As per her Facebook update Yesterday itself She has moved to Bristol in United Kingdom. Today She will start classes in University of Bristol. Jaya Sagar graduated from Electronics & Communication Engineering from NIT Hamirpur in 2020 and is now going to the UK to do PhD in quantum computing.

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Jaya had represented Himachal in the 10th national-level Children’s Science Congress on behalf of Manali Public School. She had won the gold medal at the IRIS National Science Fair in Bangalore in 2013.

Jaya bagged two awards for India among child scientists from 80 countries at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the US in 2014. She became the youngest student to have a copyright for her work in the field of improving hydropower and apple farming.

Education Ministry greets NIT Hamirpur girl
Ministry of Education and Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank extended his best wishes to Manali girl for bagging 2.5 Crore scholarship from UK. Himachal Pradesh Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur also extended his best wishes to Jaya.

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Jaya said only 10 students had been selected from across the world for this PhD programme, in which only she has been selected from Asia. Jaya said last year, she did her research internship from the JKU Linz University of Austria, the expenses of which were borne by the Parmaarth Foundation.

This is not the first time when NIT Hamirpur students have made NITians and nation proud. Last year Param Singh received a package of 1.2 Crore from Stripe. 1.2 Cr was the highest package offered by any NITians till date. He received his dual degree from Computer Science and Engineering from NITH in 2019.

In 2019-20 placement Sanya Dhingra got placed in Adobe at a package of Rs 42.5 Lakh per annum. This is the highest package offered to any student this year. Adobe recruits only to girls under SHE scheme and offers package of 42.5 LPA.

By Nikita Mahoviya

A B.Tech sophomore, pursuing Dual Degree in ECE at NIT Hamirpur. An empathetic person which helped me to evolve as a writer.

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