The Maruti Suzuki Awanish Kumar Dev Memorial Trust since 2013 has been awarding scholarships to Postgraduate students of Human Resource Management (HRM) Programme of Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi. The award is in memory and honour of XISS Alumni Mr. Awanish Kumar Dev, General Manager Human Resources at Maruti Suzuki.
This year’s winners are Ms. Krishna Roy, Ms. Rashmeet Kaurand Ms. Sakshi R. Gupta, all three from HRM 2, Batch 2019-2021.
The winners of this year’s Maruti Suzuki Awanish Kumar Dev Memorial Trust were declared during the first ever online inaugural ceremony of the new batch 2020-2022 on August 10, 2020 by Mrs. Suparna Dev (Wife of Late Awanish Kumar Dev) and Senior Alumni of XISS, Ranchi Mr. Mussarat Husain, Head, Leadership and HR Transformation, Maruti Suzuki.
The Trust has set up 03 (Three) annual scholarships of Rs. 1,00,000 (Rs One Lac) each along with citation and certificatesfor outstanding students pursuing PGDM – HRM course at XISS, Ranchi. So far the trust has distributed 15 scholarships to students of XISS. Out of the three, at least one scholarship is offered to a female candidate.
The vision of this Scholarship is to develop outstanding leaders in the field of Human Resource Management by encouraging competitiveness and learning among the HR Specialization students at XISS, Ranchi.
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude towards XISS, Ranchi and Maruti Suzuki for providing me with this golden opportunity. I shall ensure that this scholarship helps me to become a “Professional with a difference” by utilizing the amount towards increasing my knowledge base and giving back to the society. This scholarship has boosted my confidence to believe in my abilities, recognize my potential and work diligently towards achieving my dreams. Primarily, I would like to invest this amount in gaining knowledge as we know that ”Investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. – Rashmeet Kaur, HRM 2
I am feeling honored that my hard work and diligence has been acknowledged. This scholarship has not only boosted my spirit and confidence but has made me even more determined to accomplish my goals. I am thankful to my parents and my professors at XISS, Ranchi for their guidance and valuable advices which have helped me reach where I am today. I have decided to utilize the scholarship amount in my further education so that I can earn the skills and hone myself to make valuable contributions towards the HR Industry and my personal goals. – Ms. Krishna Roy, HRM 2
This scholarship awarded in the memory of Late Awanish Dev Sir is the most prestigious recognition for PGDM students at XISS Ranchi. I feel extremely honoured and grateful to be awarded with this prestigious recognition. I express my heartfelt gratitude to the respected jury members who felt that I deserve this opportunity and my mentors at XISS, Ranchi for guiding me throughout. One day, I hope to give it back to the society and support future university students. As a future leader, I aim to bring positive changes and work towards the betterment of the society. Lastly, I can’t find enough words to thank my parents and grandpa for raising me as an independent woman with values. I strongly believe in the saying “We rise by lifting others”. – Ms. Sakshi R. Gupta, HRM 2