23 year old Ganesh, a son of auto driver in Bengaluru, has never thought of joining one of the most reputable and top listed management institutes in the world for undergoing master’s degree. He has always been the brightest kid since his childhood. He has completed the schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and took graduation degree from PES College of Engineering in Mandya, Karnataka. He has his own aspirations and dreams to reach to the pinnacle of success and has planned to begin his own e-commerce agricultural website. However, the adverse financial condition of his family compelled him to take the burden of work and earn money.
Discussing about his ambitions with Bangalore Mirror, Ganesh stated how a visitor instilled the spark of motivation in him to study more. He added, “For the mean time, I was helping the authorities with the work of data entry in an ashram in Chikkaballapur. One day when I was in temple, a visitor came across me who was the alumni of Stanford University, California and an entrepreneur. He taught me to set the goals and study further as there is no limit of gaining knowledge. He also inspired me to pursue Post Graduation. Knowing about my economic situation, he suggested me to explore for best funding options.”
Later, he dedicatedly started appearing for the entrance tests of various foreign universities and finally got short listed for admission in Hamburg University of Technology. As the course fee was about Rs 35 lakhs which was too high, Ganesh felt disappointed seeing his dreams to be shattered again. But he did not give up and appeared for the entrance test of Technical University of Munich, Germany that he cleared. Now, he is all set to start his new journey of career and packing his bags for Germany.
Though he has yet to get the funding and is approaching to various banks for financial help. He stated, “I have tried my best to get funding through central and state government schemes but failed. The fee amount is pretty manageable for me but s far as the accommodation and other related expenses are concerned, I need the loan of about 17 lakhs. My mother is with me in this battle and has pledged her jewellery to get the amount of Rs 7.5 lakhs which I need to keep in my account for VISA purpose.
He added, “Now the only choice with me is to avail the general loan with 12% rate of interest which is too high. As per the scheme of state government, the students that come under backward class will get the Rs 10 lakhs per year for pursuing their studies in abroad. I wish I could get the same so that my dreams to gain education in abroad may turn into reality.”