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We were happy to award £8,000 worth of scholarships and bursaries to OCHS students this year. These scholarships provide an opportunity for students to travel and pursue their research and they make a big difference to their morale and material needs.

The scholarships awarded are as follows:


The Pandit Abaji Scholarship sponsored by Raj and Ramila Chauhan, the founders of the Leicester Friends Group, was awarded to Ionut Moise.

The Jiva Goswami Scholarship sponsored by Dr Ravi Gupta, an alumnus of the Centre, was awarded to Lucian Wong.

The Gupta Dan Bursary, sponsored anonymously, is awarded to Paul Gerstmayr.

The Ramlal and Amblal Bursary sponsored by Pyarelal Patel in honour of his parents, was awarded to Jason Birch.

The Patel Book Grant, awarded anonymously, is awarded to Anirudh Mathur and the Prof. Makhan Lal Roy Chowdhury Book Prize is awarded to Ka-Kin Cheuk.

The Hansraj and Kanchanben Popat Bursaries sponsored by Jayesh Popat, a longstanding supporter of the OCHS, in honour of his parents were awarded to Bhavnisha Modi and Avni Mehta.

The Damji Devji Pattni Scholarships, sponsored by Ramesh Pattni, also a student at the Centre, are awarded to Nayan Bedia and Tristan Elby.

The inaugural Hanuman Bursary, awarded anonymously, was shared by Meijia Ling and Corin Golding.

The inaugural Ramiah Alagappan Bursary sponsored by Ananthi Al-Ramiah was awarded to Jason Birch.

And the Bharat Amin scholarship was gifted to John Schiepers and Rohana Seneviratne.


The OCHS warmly thanks those who have kindly sponsored these scholarships and congratulates the recipients.

Scholarships are gifted by friends of the Centre who wish to support the work of our exceptional students. Many donors also choose scholarships as a way to commemorate family members, many of whom were also dedicated to the cause of good education.