Indian Emerging Scholar Fund

In 2016, Purdue alumnus Venu Srinivasan, chairman and managing director of TVS Motors, created the Indian Emerging Scholar Fund in order to attract high-achieving prospective undergraduate students from India to Purdue.

The selection process is overseen by the dean of international programs at Purdue. The Indian Emerging Scholar Fund currently offers a limited number of renewable four-year scholarships. Scholarship offers are made in March and awardees have until May 1 to accept offers. Scholarships are awarded in rupees in August to an Indian bank account after the awardee arrives on campus and commences his/her first semester at Purdue.

Indian Emerging Scholars after Fall 2019 welcome lunch with Professor Anand Raghunathan and India Engagement Coordinator Heidi Arola

If you are interested in receiving a scholarship, please be informed that all Indian students who apply to Purdue after graduating from a high school in India will be considered based on academic merit. No separate application required.


You may contribute to the Indian Emerging Scholar scholarship fund in one of two ways.

If you are donating by check (cheque):

The check (cheque) should be drawn only in Indian Rupees and should not be sent to the Banker directly. It is preferable to have an "At Par" check drawn by the remitter, which is payable in all branches of India, as otherwise the check collection time will be around 5 days.

  • Please make check in favour of the account name mentioned for the scheme:
    Vee Yes Charities – Indian Emerging Scholar Scholarships
  • Please send the check to:
    No. 29
    Jayalakshmi Estates
    Haddows Road
    Chennai 600006

If you are donating by bank account transfer:

Please send your donation via bank account transfer to the following account:

  • Account Name: Vee Yes Charities – Indian Emerging Scholar Scholarships
  • Bank Account No: 3546776990
  • Type of Account: Savings Bank Account
  • Branch: Nungambakkam (TN) Branch
  • IFSC Code: CBIN0281207
  • Bank Name: Central Bank of India, Chennai