“Dreams don’t work unless you do.”- John C. Maxwell
These words of John C. Maxwell seem to be fit in the life of Madhumita Jana, a successful scholar of L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship (FYWIS). Belonging to a financially underprivileged family, Madhumita had big dreams to achieve in her wish-list. She plans to become a research scholar in future for which she has already taken her initial steps. Despite the challenges that she faced throughout her journey, she always adopts a firm and determined approach, with the help of which she is able to turn all her can’t into cans and her dreams into plans.
The scholar success story of Madhumita inspires many aspirants like her, who wish to achieve their life goals. Read how she overcame all the challenges that crossed her path in the excerpts given below. These excerpts are taken from her interview with Buddy4Study.
Buddy4Study: Share with us something about your academic background and professional journey till present.
Madhumita: I am Madhumita Jana, an FYWIS scholar. I am currently pursuing M.Sc. (Tech.) in Applied Geophysics from IIT(ISM) Dhanbad. I have completed my class 10th examination from West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) with 91% marks and class 12th examination from West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) with 92.4% marks. In my school life, I appeared for many district level talent examinations in subjects like Math, Science and Geography. Also, I used to do painting and recitation at that time. I completed my graduation in Physics with 76.9% marks from Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta. During my college life, I attended various research-oriented programs at S.N. BOSE INSTITUTE and SAHA INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS. I have also attended the research program of INSA (Indian National Science Academy). After the final year of graduation, I was selected as a member of 15-days summer school program held at S.N. BOSE INSTITUTE. Presently, I am also trying to do project and academic internship to further improve myself.
Buddy4Study: What motivated you to pursue a course in Geophysics?
Madhumita: First of all, Geophysics is an explorative subject and I want to explore more about our mother earth. Secondly, it is application-based learning that I like the most. Both these reasons motivated me to choose this subject.
Buddy4Study: What were the challenges that you came across during this journey?
Madhumita: Since I belong to a poor family, pursuing higher studies became expensive but my dream was big. It was actually a challenge for me to overcome this financial barrier and achieve my goals.
Buddy4Study: Who has been your source of inspiration?
Madhumita: The speech of my teachers and the biography of some great people inspired me to proceed towards my goal.
Buddy4Study: How has your family supported you in this journey?
Madhumita: My family is very supportive. They always guide me to become an established person in society by achieving my dream.
Buddy4Study: How did you come to know about the L’Oréal Scholarship? What were the steps involved to avail the scholarship?
Madhumita: I came to know about L’Oréal scholarship from my school teacher Raghunath Jana. I had to complete three steps to avail this scholarship. At first, I submitted an essay along with the scholarship application, after which I was called for a telephonic interview. After passing this interview, I was called for the final face-to-face interview.
Buddy4Study: What are your future plans? How will you execute those plans?
Madhumita: In future, I want to do research on remote sensing and explore the inner side of our mother earth. Besides this, I also want to spend a healthy social life by taking active participation in social work. I want to help the poor students in achieving their goals. To execute all my plans, I have to study more and more so that I can achieve my goals first and then I will take the responsibility of society.
Buddy4Study: What would be your advice to other potential aspirants?
Madhumita: My only piece of advice for all the potential aspirants is that if you truly dream for something, nothing can stop you from achieving it.
Are you feeling motivated after reading the scholar success story of Madhumita Jana? If yes, then start your search for a suitable scholarship on Buddy4Study and apply. There is a possibility that you can be our next scholar.