The total course fees for this three years course is 87,422 Pounds which is equivalent to 90,17,323 Indian National Rupees. Here at this platform, I am trying to arrange 56,567 Pounds OR 58,34,823 Indian National Rupees to pay the course fees. The remaining amount, I am trying to arrange from different sources. I have to submit a financial declaration by July 31, 2021. However, I am exploring other sources in the meantime. As far as living expenses are concerned, I am planning to work part-time to arrange the cost of living. (For your reference, I have uploaded the course-related documents below)
When I read the ‘Wings of Fire’, an autobiography of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, which motivated me to contribute to space missions and become another astronaut to travel into the space. Therefore, I decided to undertake undergraduate degree to study Aerospace engineering and I believe, this curiosity became my dream and motivated me to contribute to space exploration missions, such as Mars and Jupiter’s moon - Titan. One of my dreams is to make India excel in space programs.
Since 2014, I have been working as a research assistant in space programs including satellite development with a few universities in India and abroad. Currently, I am facing major financial crisis after could not be able to secure scholarship from the University of Oxford to study DPhil. I have contacted the Government of Punjab and India, bureaucrats are not processing the request even after being recommended by the CMO Punjab. I even wrote letters and send approximately 300 Tweets to the government agencies, Philanthropists, Funding agencies, and similar sources, but unfortunately so far could not gather enough help. I am currently in an extraordinary position where my dream course is just a step away. This course will enable me to positively affect and help me change the lives of my fellow Indians through technology in a much better way than I have been doing so far. I just do not want to miss this opportunity because my father just earns close to 4,00,000 per annum; no bank is ready to lend me a loan because we do not have enough collateral to cover the cost of the course fees. Therefore, I seek help from you.
Research career and long-term vision.
I have been actively working in the area of aerospace structures. So far, I have six research papers published in renowned journals including Elsevier – Materials Today. At Oxford, working with my supervisor Dr. Daniel Eakins, it will be a life-changing moment to work with my fellow Engineers in India towards India's development, alongside create employment for the upcoming generations.
The research exposure at Oxford will make me capable to positively affect society, especially in rural India. Myself being coming from a village, I realize the importance of basic education and technology. The vast majority of the population in these areas do not have the availability of a better infrastructure to study, which I would like to enhance. Also, I will make sure to create such environment so that the structural technology that I learn at Oxford would benefit my fellow Indians as well. I want to make an impact on society by creating technical employments especially in rural India, which will encourage people to take interest in advanced technological advancements, which further motivate them to realize the importance of education as well. In this cause, the University of Oxford will provide me a platform to reach out to industries to set-up more plants in India.
For four terms, I worked as a teaching assistant and would continue to enhance my teaching skills at Oxford after gaining teaching assistantships for some more time to understand the education system better. I am planning to use my teaching skills so that technology and basic education must reach out to everyone.
At the moment, I am trying to contribute to society as much as I can. But, the bar will be raised once I earn my doctorate. DPhil. will help me to learn while working with one of the bests in the world. Later, I can secure funding for various projects in space exploration. This will be pleasing to work on my ambitions in science, and alongside it will help me to raise funding to help students with their higher education in the future.
I have the village roots attached and I understand the problems of rural India and towns are facing with respect to technology. Therefore, being a technical activist, who is intending to bring a technical revolution to India reaching out to you to requesting for your help to pay the fees for this vital opportunity at the University of Oxford to benefit our society. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will try to be as transparent as possible with this campaign.
I request everyone's help which enables me to study at the University of Oxford and serve India to the best of my efforts.