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First Rhodes Scholar from VTU and BMSCE – RAHUL BATRA – First for Engineering Colleegs in Karnataka State

Posted by bmsceiaa on December 26, 2006





  • Passed out of Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore with a First Division – 80%.
  • Completed my P.U.C from Jain College, Bangalore with a First Division – 76%.
  • Was given the first choice of seat from over 2 Lac. Candidates for medical and engineering course in the state through CET in 2002.
  • A Computer science graduate from BMSCE , Bangalore – class of ’06 with a first class.
  • Currently working with Perot systems CAS India as a software engineer
  • Was Recently selected as a Rhodes Scholar by the Rhodes scholarship trust for the year 2007



          Rhodes Scholarships are the world’s oldest and arguably most prestigious international Scholarsip.

          It provides scholars with two years of study at the University of Oxford in England,

          Criteria for Rhodes scholars as laid down by Cecil Rhodes :

o       literary and scholastic attainments;

o       energy to use one’s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports;

o       truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship;

o       moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

          Approximately 90 Scholars are selected worldwide each year.

          Total worthy of the Scholarship is worth 60 + lac.

          Notable past Rhodes scholars :

Edwin Hubble, Larry Pressler, Bill Clinton,  Tony Blair, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Girish Karnad

First Rhodes Scholar from VTU and BMSCE.




























29th Junior National

Swimming Champ’s










19th – 23rd







50 Fly – Gold

200 Free – Silver

100 Free – Silver

50 Free – Bronze

4×100 IM – Silver

4×100 Fs – Silver






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 IAA Recognised Rahul Batra on December 16th, 2006 at their ANNUAL IAA DAY.



2 Responses to “First Rhodes Scholar from VTU and BMSCE – RAHUL BATRA – First for Engineering Colleegs in Karnataka State”

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