Government of India selects Spring Dalean for prestigious KVPY Scholarship
Sahilpreet Singh Thind, a student of Plus Two Non-Medical, of Spring Dale Senior School, has bagged the prestigious Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Scholarship 2016, conferred by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to encourage students of Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to take up research careers in these areas. He is among the students selected for the coveted scholarship for budding scientists from across the country following grueling rounds of written assessments and interviews.
Mr. Rajiv Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that Sahilpreet Singh Thind secured the third position in the district by scoring 257 marks out of a total of 360 in JEE (MAINS). His All India Rank in JEE (MAINS) is 1809. He won KVPY scholarship 2016-17 in SX stream with All India Rank 904. He cleared the first stage of National Standard Examinations in Physics, Chemistry and Astronomy.
He bagged a merit certificate in NSEP state top 1% in 2016-17.He also won gold and silver medals in SOF Olympiads up to 10th in science and math. In class 10, he scored CGPA-10 and also got All India Rank 79 in NSTSE exam in class 10. Besides spending a substantial amount of time studying, Sahilpreet Singh Thind is also fond of games and is a cricketer and footballer.
While talking about the scholarship, he added that the programme aims at identifying and encouraging talented students with an aptitude for research. He maintained that this program strives to assist the students to realize their potential and to ensure that the best scientific talent is developed for research and growth in the country. He averred that the school does its best to impart training to students with a penchant for science.
“We have a science park, which is an innovative concept of teaching Science in an experiential way. Besides this, we have a trend setting Robotics lab to enable the students to learn the Science of Robotics at early age, encouraging them to explore the scope of design and innovation,” he said. He added that the students were exposed to the learning of science through innovative methods at an early age, which helped them grasp the basics properly.
Dr. Kirat Sandhu, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, President, Spring Dale Educational Society, lauded the achievement of Sahilpreet Singh Thind. They averred that the school was committed to the cause of imparting holistic education to its students. “Students are encouraged to read, experience, think and question various aspects of science and technology besides encouraging them to try and apply in practice what they learn in class. This approach is the hallmark of their success in various competitions,” they said.
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