Award ceremony for Andhra Pradesh scholar

Susmitha Gunda has become this year’s recipient of the Pemanda Monappa Scholarship, an award available to applicants from Southern India.  She will arrive in Cambridge this October to undertake an MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacturing and Management at the University’s Department of Engineering.

During a ceremony (pictured) at his residence, Mr Mike Mithavrianakis, Deputy High Commissioner for Southern India, formally awarded the scholarship to Susmitha, who will be resident in Newnham College during her studies in Cambridge.  Also present at the ceremony were Mr Paul Sellers, Director of the British Council for South India, Susmitha’s father Mr Koti Reddy, and Mr P.M. Belliappa who generously set up the scholarship in the name of his late father, a distinguished and highly-decorated officer of the Indian Police establishment.

The award, which is co-funded by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, is available to outstanding applicants from recognised universities in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala or Tamil Nadu, who wish to pursue a Masters in Biological Sciences (excluding medicine and veterinary medicine), Computer Science, Economics, English Literature, Law, Physical Sciences and Technology.

(left to right) Mr Paul Sellers, Mr Koti Reddy, Mr P.M. Belliappa, Susmitha Gunda, Mr Mike Nithavrianakis

(left to right) Mr Paul Sellers, Mr Koti Reddy, Mr P.M. Belliappa, Susmitha Gunda, Mr Mike Nithavrianakis