Sashakt aspires ‘To assure that more Indian women have the opportunity to develop their scientific interests and abilities by helping them overcome the shortage of resources & discouraging environments. By pursuing greater diverse interests in the sciences, more women should enable the world to harness the creative power of collaboration to discover and invent new things for a better India.’

The Need:


The costs of higher education in India are depriving the meritorious girls coming from marginalized sections of India the dream of higher education


Low perceived value of a girl’s higher education and greater costs are forcing Indian girls into dropping-out & early marriages.


In India only 14.7% of women are active as R&D Professionals. Sciences being considered masculine, lack of proper career guidance and time commitments of research studies are some of the reasons why women are discouraged to choose sciences.


Diversity adds to collective intelligence of a research group. Low numbers of women in Research will push India backward in terms of harnessing the power of gender diversity in research

To address the need and achieve the stupendous mission of promoting women in science, we:


Select the neediest and meritorious girls pursuing B.Sc. in top 20 colleges/universities in India.

Provide a Scholarship grant of Rs. 3, 00, 000 which covers the Tuition fee, Books & Stationery, Exam fee, Stay & Travel and other related expenses in timely installments, for the entire duration of their graduation course

Provide Mentor-ship support from top Women Scientists and Professors in India in order to assist & guide the scholars throughout their long journey towards becoming an R&D Professional

Provide Internship assistance & Support their Post-Graduate Degree plans

For the academic year starting in 2018-2019 we supported 20 scholars, who will receive the financial support for 3 years of their graduation through a grant received from eminent Scientist Prof. Viswanathan Sasisekharan. This year Mr. Ajit Rangnekar has joined our cause and is supporting us by making a generous grant. For the academic year starting in 2019-2020, we have 21 new Scholars but owing to resource constraints, we are unable to cater to the needs of many eligible students. Help us by giving a donation to support many bright students realise their dreams and lend a supporting hand to achieve the mission of Sashakt.

STUDENTS in NEED: Please Donate and help them

S.No Name State College Course Annual Household Income (INR)
1 Akriti Shrivastava Uttar Pradesh Miranda House B.Sc.(H) Physics 42000
2 Husna Kouser Karnataka Christ University B.Sc. (H) Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics 48000
3 Adeeba Amreen Karnataka Christ University B.Sc. (H) Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics 48000
4 Priya Chouhan Uttarakhand Hindu College B.Sc.(H) Chemistry 54000
5 Lakshmy Santhosh Kerala Miranda House B.Sc.(H) Physics 60000
6 Sasima Tamil Nadu Stella Maris College, Chennai B.Sc. Mathematics  60000
7 Simran Bano Rajasthan Miranda House B.Sc.(H) Botany 72000
8 Manjupriya A Tamil Nadu Women's Christian College B.Sc. Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology 72000
9 Chandu S T Karnataka Christ University B.Sc Computer, mathematics, Electronics 72000
10 Putti Surekha Telangana St. Francis Degree College for Women B.Sc. Physical Sciences 90000
11 Upperpally Anusha Reddy Telangana St. Francis Degree College for Women B.Sc. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry 100000
12 Yuktika Pandya Rajasthan Miranda House B.Sc. (H) Zoology 100000
13 Saritha Mandadi Telangana St. Francis Degree College for Women B.Sc. Nutrition, Botany, Chemistry 105000
14 Babu Keerthana Telangana St. Francis Degree College for Women B.Sc. Physical Sciences 115000
15 Sejal Gupta Rajasthan Gargi College B.Sc.(Prog) Physical Science with Chemistry 180000

Case Stories

Everyone has a purpose in life and a unique talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.

Dr. Kallam Anji Reddy