Gates Cambridge Scholarship Result 2017 Announced: 3 Indians Selected

Apr 2017 Source: MOTACHASHMA

Gates Cambridge Scholarship Result is announced by Cambridge University on 10 April 2017 (Monday). Total 90 scholars are selected for Gates Cambridge Scholarship from nearly 6,000 applications from around the world for postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge for this academic year. It is a moment of pride for the India that among the 90 such scholars, there are three Indians. 

  • The prestigious and strongly competitive scholarships were awarded to 50 women and 40 men from a wide range of backgrounds from which 41 students will pursue a master’s degree and 49 will pursue PhDs.
  • The scholarship aims to identify and select applicants who are academically outstanding and are likely to be transformative leaders across all fields.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship Result 2017- Names of Selected Indian Scholars 


The 90 scholars, including 35 from the US, together represent 34 nationalities. Among the 90 students, the three Indian students passed the scholarship. The name of the Indian students who get selected for Gates Cambridge Scholarship is given below.

  • Yaikhomba Mutum
  • Saloni Atal
  • Akhila Denduluri

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What are the Ambitions of Gates Scholarship Winner?

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is considered as one of the most high-status international scholarships in the world. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. 

The three Indians make the country proud by winning the most prestigious scholarship. Let's have a look what they are willing to do further after winning the scholarship.

Yaikhomba Mutum

  • Yaikhomba Mutum will pursue a PhD Biological Science at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, looking at the mechanism of active proton transport in Complex I, an enzyme involved in making energy-rich ATP molecules. Its dysfunction causes neuromuscular diseases like the Leigh’s syndrome.

Saloni Atal

  • Saloni Atal will study PhD in Psychology, exploring innovative and culturally appropriate solutions to tackle the problem of gaps in access to mental healthcare in India.
  • In partnership with local non-profit organisations, her PhD will assess the impact and feasibility of training non-specialists, particularly community health workers, to support the mental health needs of slum-dwelling women

Akhila Denduluri

  • Akhila Denduluri who is a PhD researcher in Chemistry will focus on developing biophysical tools to better understand and elucidate the protein chemistry and associated toxicity in neurodegenerative diseases.

Statements of co-chair Bill Gates and chair Leszek Borysiewicz regarding Gates Cambridge Scholars

  • Bill Gates said - “Gates Cambridge Scholars come from all over the world, but they have some important things in common: great leadership potential, a commitment to improving the lives of others and an unparalleled passion for learning.”
  • Cambridge vice-chancellor and chair of the Gates Cambridge Board of Trustees, Leszek Borysiewicz, said: “Cambridge is a global university and the Gates Cambridge programme epitomises both its international, outward-looking nature and its mission to tackle global challenges and to improve the lives of others”.

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