Mukunda M Janardhana
After completing 12th standard in 2004, I was in a dilemma about pursuing engineering because of the amount of financial burden it would bring upon my parents. My parents’ annual income was less than 20,000, and the annual expenditure for BE course was nearly 25,000 and my parents had to take care of my elder sister’s education too. However, despite all this my parents encouraged me to pursue BE with the hope of getting money through an educational loan. I had secured a rank within the top five hundred in the Karnataka Common Entrance test, which fetched me an admission in Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, in Electronics & Communication. Since the banks were unable to provide the loan for paying the fees, we had to arrange the money through the help of family and friends.
Fortunately, one of my uncles was a colleague of Mr. Manjunathiah, my facilitator. He was very helpful and he clearly explained about the FFE scholarship scheme. I applied for FFE scholarship after my first semester classes began and I got approval to receive the scholarship. My facilitator was also a great support to me in my academic progress.