Academic Distinctions
  • Awarded a scholarship of $15,000 under the Goa Scholars scheme by Govt. of India in August 2011 (link)
  • Selected for the K.C. Mahindra Scholarship for Overseas students from India in July 2011
  • Was a Teaching Assistant for the course “Computer Programming I” in 2008-2009 in BITS
  • Was a Teaching Assistant for the course “Computer Programming II” in 2009-2010 in BITS
  • Secured the 2nd place in QUARK 2009 (National level tech-fest of BITS Pilani, Goa Campus) for my presentation on “Applications of Hidden Markov Models in Speech Recognition”
  • Secured the 1st place in TECHNIX 2009 & Blitzkrieg 2009 (National level tech-fests) for my presentations on “Synthesis of visual speech using HMMs”
  • Recipient of Merit cum Need Scholarship awarded by BITS Pilani throughout all 8 semesters
  • National Talent Search Examination Scholar (N.T.S.E.) 2004-2010
  • Dhirubhai Ambani SSC Merit Reward Scheme 2004
  • Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2006-2010
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange) WISE fellowship 2009
  • Awarded the V.M. Salgaocar Foundation Scholarship 2004
  • Gold Merit Certificate In The 4th National Cyber Olympiad 2004
  • Awarded Maharashtra and Goa State Talent Search Scholarships for 3 consecutive years in school
  • Stood first in the state of Goa for H.S.S.C. (12th/Higher Secondary) 2006
  • Stood first in the state of Goa for S.S.C. (10th/ Secondary) 2004

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Member of English Press Club, BITS Pilani-Goa Campus 2006 - 2008
  • Core Committee Member of the Department of Journalism and Media Affairs, BITS Pilani
  • Helped in organizing events in Quark 2008 (National Level Techfest of BITS Pilani-Goa Campus)
  • Team member of the BITSAM (annual college magazine) team
  • Core Committee Member of CDC-Career Development Cell, BITS Pilani-Goa Campus
  • Was the quiz team captain in high school and college and won ~40 quizzes at the state and national level