Rakshitha A M

I am Rakshitha. I belong to a lower middle-class family consisting of my mother and myself. I lost my father before I turned two, so my mother started working as a knitting teacher to support us. Knowing my mother’s struggles and hardship, I wanted to do everything I could for her. So, I put all my efforts into my studies and scored 94% in PU (Pre-University) with 3995 ranking in CET.

I had a desire to pursue Engineering but we did not have the economic means to fund my education. We heard about FFE and I was introduced to my facilitator Nagesh Babu. I was awarded the scholarship and joined Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering. Since then, FFE has been the backbone of my success. In 3rd year, I was introduced to my mentor Madhumitha through the FFE Mentorship Program where I received corporate and career guidance. Through this mentoring program, I overcame my fear of speaking, interview phobia, stage fright, and gained the confidence to face the placement process in the final year. The college also funded my final year project for its unique and complicated nature. I completed my education in 2015 and now work with Tech Mahindra.

My sincere thanks go to FFE, my facilitator Nagesh Babu, and my mentor Madhumathi for being the backbone of my success. Earlier, I was part of the FFE family as a scholar, but now I can continue to be a part of this wonderful Foundation by contributing the best of my ability for the benefit of future scholars.