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Professor DV Pai Scholarship

Professor DV Pai Scholarship

Professor DV Pai Scholarship was instituted in the year 2018 and is open to all second year students of MSc Program in Mathematics at IIT Gandhinagar. This Merit-cum-Means Scholarship is awarded every year to one student of MSc program in Mathematics of IIT Gandhinagar. The gross annual parental income of the student from all sources should not exceed Rs. 8 lakhs per annum and the student should secure a minimum CPI of 7.0. The scholarship amount is Rs. 25,000 per academic year. In addition, a book grant of total up to Rs. 5,000 can be claimed by recipient student against the actual expenditure incurred.

Prof. Devidas Venkatesh Pai was born in Goa, India in September 1941. He earned B.Sc. Hons (Mathematics) and M.Sc. (Mathematics) both in first class with distinction from Mumbai University. He joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay as Associate Lecturer in July 1967 and was promoted subsequently as a Lecturer in 1969. He completed his Ph.D. Degree from IIT Bombay in the area of Approximation Theory in 1972. He was promoted as Assistant Professor in 1973 and subsequently rose to the position of professor there (1983-2004) and was given the opportunity of working as Head of the Department during 1984-87 at IIT Bombay. Prof. Pai received the Excellence in Teaching Award given by IIT Bombay in 2000. He has also been conferred the title Professor Emeritus by IIT Bombay in 2008. The Indian Mathematical Society honoured him with the 11th Ganesh Prasad Memorial Award Lecture in its 79th Annual Conference at Rajagiri, Cochin in 2013. Subsequently, he was given the opportunity of working as President, Indian Mathematical Society during the year 2016-17. Prof. Pai has been associated with IIT Gandhinagar since July 2009.

Meet the Recipients

Current Recipient (AY 2020-2021)

Shiva | MSc Mathematics

Past Recipients

Gautam Biswas | MSc Mathematics

Shrikant Shekhar | MSc Mathematics

Instituted By

Professor DV Pai

Amount of Scholarship per Year

Rs. 25,000/-

Number of Scholarships

01 per year


Awarded to one Student of M.Sc. Program in Mathematics having family income less than 8 lakhs.