Mr. S.Swaminathan, Alumnus of IIT (69 batch ME) is the Founder & Managing Trustee of this Trust...
Mr. S. Swaminathan has invested ? 50 million as corpus fund as a Non Resident Indian...
Application forms are available in the office of Dean-International & Alumni Relations-IITM...
SSAN ANANYA is a Trust made with a noble intention to help deserving students requiring financial help during their education in India’s premier institute of IITM and then make them to be a part of an unique brand of citizens who believes in the importance to uphold the essence of the pure desire and Vision of SSAN ANANYA Trust by helping other students in need and derive joy and satisfaction in the process.
The founder of the Trust himself was a scholarship holder in IITM and he believes that it is a Social responsibility of an individual to contribute back to the Society, and it ensures pure joy of contributing and nurturing, either in the form of monetary benefits / funds or mentorship or intellectual support.
On his personal side, he found a devoted partner, Sandhya, and have been blessed with a daughter Nithya, who is a Pediatric cardiologist practicing in MEMPHIS (married to Rajesh Ramachandran who is a gastroenterologist with Specialization in advanced endoscopy in MEMPHIS) son Anand, completed double masters in Aerospace engineering and Controls from Ann Arbor, Michigan and is presently employed in Tesla, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
In the year 2013, he initiated SSAN ANANYA Trust for supporting IITM students seeking financial support to fulfil their aspirations in life. He can be reached at email@example.com. Mr. S. Swaminathan, Founder & Managing Trustee of “SSAN ANANYA EDUCATIONAL TRUST”. He along with his wife Mrs. Sandhya decided to initiate this Trust as a way to contribute and serve the Society.
His family members are…
Selection of candidates will be based on the following criteria:
The candidates should realize that this Trust is started purely with a vision to make the Trust grow to ensure that no potential candidate is deprived of education in IITM due to financial reasons. This implies that the success of SSAN TRUST predominantly depends on such candidates voluntarily contributing back the principle amount within, say, 4 years (~ a reasonable ₹12,500 / month ) once they start earning. Trust does not intent to apply any interest charges on the candidates. This is the only way to nurture this good cause enabling future candidates to avail the benefits of the Trust. Any additional contribution for the cause will be appreciated and welcomed. The Trust has already selected two students and the first installment of loans has already been disbursed in September 2013.
With the intent to continually serve and contribute in the Society and to ensure sustained operations of the Trust, it is recognized that the Trust will be faced with the increased cost due to impact of inflation in due course of time and it is necessary to devise a suitable mechanism to counter this impact. For the sustained operations of the Trust, in addition to repayment of the principle amounts from the beneficiary students, injection of Third Party funds would also be required after say 4-5 years of operation. It needs to be understood that the repayment of the scholar loan by the beneficiary students after (4 or 5) to (8 or 9) years will partly compensate the impact of inflation and value of money and the third party funds will help to maintain the cash flow to the level to achieve the main objective of this Trust.
Candidates are welcome to provide periodic feedback through the donor’s e-mail contact, firstname.lastname@example.org, so that this Trust becomes more effective instrument for the benefit of the aspiring IITians. The Trust account will be audited annually to meet statutory requirement and published in the web site.
The preliminary selection of candidates will be done by the three Deans of IITM and president, IITMAA. The final list will be released with the consultation of Managing Trustee.
Recently, he initiated SSAN ANANYA Trust for supporting IITM B.Tech students in need of financial support.
Required documents are as follows:
Receiving the certificate for repayment of entire loan amount
Sep 7, 2019 Meeting with Beneficiaries
Meeting with Students - 22-08-2018
Meeting with Students - 22-08-2018
Meeting with Students - 22-08-2018
Group Photo - 13-02-2018
Meeting with Students - 13-02-2018
Allumala Ravi Kiran receiving the loan approval letter from Mr. Swamination - 13-02-2018
Anuja Abhaykumar Hiras receiving the Cheque, 09-04-2017
Anantha Narayanan S receiving the Cheque, 09-04-2017
Meeting with Students - Group Photo
Meeting with Students - 09.04.2017
Meeting with Students - 09.04.2017
Neel Patil receiving the loan approval letter from Dean I & AR
Siddharth receiving the loan approval letter from Dean I & AR
Ishu Garg cheque Received from Dean Admin, 17.07.2014
Group Photo - 05.07.2014
Meeting with Students - 05.07.2014
SSAN Ananya Loan Beneficiaries - 05.07.2014
K.P. Shanmugadas receiving the loan approval letter, 05.07.2014
Samruddhi S Jewlikar receiving the Cheque, 05.07.2014
V P Ferril Samal receiving the cheque, 05.07.2014
Vaddi Sai Satwik receving the Cheque, 05.07.2014
The check has been handed over to his father Mr. Vaddi Koteswara Rao on 12-09-2013.
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I was in Godavari for 2 years, then Tapti for 2 years and the last year in Ganga. After visiting these hostels recently, I felt bad that these are not kept in good condition as it was kept in my days, probably due to lack of guidance to keep the environment clean and healthy. More efforts are required in this direction by occupants as well as by IITM management
To find that ‘slot’ you need to find what is that which drives you. Don’t think about your salary to start with! You need to think about your long term goal (aspiration) and develop a vision! Be rest assured, you will reach the goal if you work with passion towards the vision in mind, however difficult it could be. Move always towards the goal and you will always enjoy working with passion to achieve it.
For example, Dhirubahi Ambani had a vision to own a Refinery when he was just a clerk in a Petrol Station in Yemen and that helped him build his business empire including world class Refineries and Petrochemicals! This also helped him to stay focused.
I also recently met a young IIT and IIMC alumnus who scaled all tallest mountains in all 7 continents within 172 days creating a world record (Guinness world record). He also matched each peak with each day of the week. Mind you, he was not even a professional mountaineer to start with, but had a strong vision/goal, perseverance and sheer tenacity with passion to achieve something unique, which no Indian has achieved till date!!!
Please believe on the power of one’s VISION with matching PASSION to achieve it.
I have realized that we Indians in general lack the required level of self-confidence compared to many other nationalities. We have been conditioned in this way from childhood. Though we have knowledge, we lack the required level of self-confidence to get full advantage. I think education does not offer this aspect and students need to develop behavioral skills as part of personality development such as communication skills, body language, presentation, voice modulations etc.
I Love IITM because this institute gave me the opportunity to come to where I am.
IIT Madras is a nice campus with a beautiful environment. Please enjoy your stay here!!
The Country needs good governance and quality education. I aspire thatall of these students to be part of the change.
He made his personal commitment to return back to the Institute. This gave birth to SSAN TRUST.
To start with, the founder expects this Trust to service a large number of IITM students on a sustained basis for a long time to come. This is his VISION.
Consider the scenario, where, in the year 1964, a Trust was formed to help 25-30 students of IITM students, as SSAN TRUST is planning today. In those days, MCM scholarship was ₹1,000 per year per student. This was sufficient for tuition fee, boarding, lodging etc for a student per year. If the same fund is continued to service the students now, the number of beneficiary students would have reduced slowly and steady in the last few decades with the result, not even a single student can be supported with that fund even for a couple of months. This means that TRUST would have gone into extinction by its own due to inflation and on account of value of money.
Even if all beneficiary students return back the principle amount, the value of money after 8-9 years will be much lower than today and we need to collectively pump in more fund to keep the SSAN TRUST alive to meet the objective of the Trust. This is precisely the reason that all beneficiary students should return back the principle amount without fail and if possible, contribute more. Recipients need to recognize the objective and feel the need to keep the SSAN TRUST alive to perform its function, i.e. to help more aspiring students.
The success or failure depends mainly on the beneficiary students, present and future. The SSAN Trust requires the support of all beneficiary students undoubtedly to make this initiative a grand success.
I thank Mr. Swaminathan and SSAN Ananya Trust from the bottom of my heart.
This certainly helped me to continue my studies without any problem. I will continue to exhibit the essence of SSAN ANANYA TRUST in my deed in the future.Date: Feb 5, 2020
I am very thankful to SSAN Ananya Trust and Mr. Swaminathan for selecting me for the scholarship loan. This will surely be very helpful for my future. I am grateful to this trust for giving me this opportunity. I promise to take this social responsibility to reciprocate the same to the needy in the future.Date: Feb 4, 2020
Thank you very much for helping me. I was in real need of this support without which I could not have continued my studies in this Institute, so again I sincerely thank you again. I will surely help students like me as mentioned in my interview with you over telecom because I am convinced that such help can change another person’s life, So once again Thank you so very much and I assure you. I will always remember your help and be a role model for SSAN ANANYA TRUST.Date: Feb 2, 2020
This is Shanmugadas from IIT Madras. I hope you are doing well and in good health. I am writing this to you to update my Ph. D. status and future plans.
My thesis defence got over a couple of months back and I have completed all requirements related to the degree. I have received my course completion and provisional certificates and I am expected to get the degree during the upcoming convocation in July.
The whole Ph.D. process was a very long journey with lots of ups and downs. As I had mentioned in our previous meetings, my Ph.D. was related to the investigation of the internal atomization process of aircraft fuel injectors. Our industry collaborator GE wanted us to investigate the reasons for their fuel nozzle coking and hardware erosion which is related to the internal flow. As a part of my Ph.D. work, I have designed and developed aero-engine combustor optical test rig that can simulate actual engine operating conditions. This was one of the first facility in India. I could capture the flow field at realistic engine conditions using different laser diagnostic techniques. Our work helped to understand the complex atomization physics inside the fuel injectors at engine conditions and provided new insights into the development of better fuel injection systems for gas turbine engines. Experiments at this scale have been done for the first time in the world as pointed out by the gas turbine combustor research community and industry experts. GE is currently in a process of validating these data for their upcoming combustor development programs. I have also authored 2 journal papers and 8 conference papers.
Currently, I am working on a couple of projects related to GE Aviation at our combustion center, (NCCRD). Major one is related to the development of compact combustors for UAV application for a project in collaboration with GE Aviation and MHRD, Govt. of India. We are also planning to start a project for ISRO to characterize their liquid engine fuel injectors to improve engine reliability for the upcoming manned space missions (GAGANYAAN). Further, I am also working on 2 papers related to my Ph.D. work which we are planning to submit in the coming months.
This Ph.D. program gave me the opportunity to do a lot good research work of my interest and to work in a world class combustion center with lots of very smart people. All these things have happened because of the timely financial support which you had extended to me in the middle of my MS program, 4 years back. I was in a difficult financial situation because of the debts arisen due to the construction of my home. I also had to support the family. I was planning to finish MS at the earliest and to look for a job to clear the debts. But on the other side, I wanted to continue my research since I was very much interested in the problem and also completed a major part of the rig development related to the project. My professor also encouraged me to upgrade to the Ph.D. program, seeing my interest in research and the progress that I had made for the project during the M.S.
After knowing about you and the SSAN Ananya trust through Prof. Nagarajan and from the trust website, we decided to approach you. During our telephonic conversation, you listened to all my issues patiently and got convinced about my situation. Even though the loan was typically extended to B-tech students, seeing my situation, you put faith in me and granted the entire amount which I had requested. This was a very big help in my life and it altered my career to a new direction, fulfilling my desire to do PhD. Without this gracious help, I couldn't have done the Ph.D. which provided good research exposure in the last 4 years. I would like to convey my deepest gratitude for your faith in me and financial support you had given to me at one of the most difficult times of my life. I am indebted to you throughout in my life for this help and support. My mother also asked me to convey her gratitude and greetings to you.
I greatly admire your inspiring vision of giving back to society by lending a helping hand to the deserving students to support their education. This generous arrangement has now helped many students to pursue their education without worrying about the financial burdens. I assure you that I will uphold the values and the social cause which you had envisioned in the beneficiaries of the SSAN trust. I will surely support the trust in all aspects to grow further and to enlighten the dreams of many ambitious students in the coming years. I also hope that all the beneficiaries of the trust will collectively carry this noble mission forward to enrich the lives of many upcoming generations.
Regarding my future plans, I have applied to ISRO for a scientist SD post through their Ph.D. recruitment portal. My advisor, Prof. Chakravarthy had written to both VSSC and LPSC directors regarding my application. They have responded positively and forwarded my application to deputy directors of corresponding propulsion divisions. ISRO has excellent lab facilities and good R& D work is happening there related to the high thrust liquid engine development. Since I have worked extensively related to liquid fuel combustors, I hope this will be a good opportunity to work on heavy-lift liquid engine development programs and to serve the country. I hope I may get the call for a formal interview within 2-3 months. I have kept GE as my backup option and I am in touch with the combustion group in GE on a weekly basis to update the status of our ongoing projects.
Thanks again for all support and help you have given to me. Also, I would like to thank you all the discussions we had whenever you visit us at IIT which were very much motivational to me. I request your blessings and support in further steps of my career. I wish you and your family good health and prosperous life.
I look forward to meeting you when you visit the campus next time.
I am highly indebted for the benevolent support given to me by SSAN ANNANYA Education Trust for my educational expenses, which instead would have been a big burden on my family. I feel the SSAN ANNANYA Education trust is a family to me and I will help it grow and support all those who are need of financial assistance to help them succeed with flying colours.
“ Helping hands and better than praying lips”,
This is what the SSAN ANNANYA Education trust puts into practise and I am sure the SSAN ANNANYA Education trust and it’s founder Mr. Swaminathan sir will stand as inspiration for students in implementing the aboveDate: January 12, 2018
This is Anantha Narayanan S (ME16B051), a recipient of the SSAN Ananya Trust Scholarship Loan from IIT Madras. Greetings and hope you are doing well and fine, sir. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for selecting me for the scholarship loan. It has really relieved the worry of the finanical burden of my education from me.
I would also like to kindly tell you that I have been selected for a cash award of Rs.40,000/- this semester for my academic performance in the last semester. I am also aware of the fact that according to one of the clauses of the SSAN Ananya Trust Scholarship Loan, I shouldn't avail financial assistance from any other source. I humbly request you to kindly consider my case for the scholarship loan as the above-mentioned cash award won't be enough to pay my entire fees. Looking forward to a positive response from you sir.
Kindly do the needful.
Anantha Narayanan S,
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,
IIT Madras.Date: April 17, 2017
>> Dear Anantha,
No problem. You can enjoy SSAN Trust scholarship till the intended period.
Receiving cash Award of Rs. 40,000 one time does not deprive you of the SSAN Trust scholarship. By the way, is the award for your performance?
I wish you bring more laurels to the team with your efforts.
I do wish you stated liking the mess food and improving your health, which is paramount important. I am sure you would propagate and exhibit the true essence of SSAN Trust in years to come.
All the best for your endeavor. Keep in touch.
S. SwaminathanDate: April 18, 2017
I am very grateful to Mr.Swaminathan and the SSAN Ananya trust for selecting me for this scholarship loan. I also greatly appreciate the efforts taken by Mr.Swaminathan to help out the students with limited financial capabilities to pursue their education. I'm sure that all the beneficiaries will get inspired by the benevolence of Mr. Swaminathan and the SSAN Ananya trust and become compassionate citizens in the future.Date: April 13, 2017
I am very thankful to SSAN ANANYA trust and Mr. Swaminathan for selecting me for the scholarship loan. This will surely be very helpful for my future.I am grateful to this trust for giving me this opportunity.Date: April 17, 2017
My heartly Thanks to Mr.Swaminathan and SSAN Ananya trust for selecting me for this wonderful scholarship which has made me a responsible person and give a great relief to my parents financially.I am sure that the beneficiaries will always be thankful to Mr.Swaminathan and he will also be an example of highly compassionate and successful person to all of us and we all will surely try to follow his footsteps as responsible citizens.I truly can't thank you enough sir.Date: January 13, 2016
I am thankful to Mr. Swaminathan and the SSAN Ananya trust for granting this loan to me. This has been and will be a great favour to me. This trust will be a great inspiration for students and will cultivate the idea of social service in them. The SSAN Ananya trust provides great opportunity for students with huge aspirations and limited financial opportunities by assisting them financially. I'm grateful to this trust for having their faith in me and giving this opportunity.Date: January 13, 2016
I am delighted so much for the financial help in my final year. I am thankful to Mr. Swaminathan Sir for readily extending helping hand at crucial moment of my life to enable me to continue my studiesDate: Dec 04, 2014
Firstly I thank Mr.Swaminathan and SSAN Ananya trust from my bottom of my heart for selecting me for SSAN Ananya scholarship.This loan scheme has helped many students who are in need.I am sure that the scheme benefits the students in future also. The vision of serving the society of the SSAN Ananya trust is an inspiration for all the students in IIT Madras. I strongly believe that beneficiaries will respect the motive behind initiating this scheme and contribute willingly back to the society.Date: Dec 04, 2014
"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. - Albert Schweitzer"
With this I thank SSAN educational trust and MR. Swaminathan for believing in me and selecting me for the SSAN scholarship loans. I appreciate the step taken by SSAN trust and MR Swaminathan for helping students in need. I am sure that this would help all of us to grow into a socially responsible person.Date: Jul 17, 2014
Firstly, I thank Mr. Swaminathan and SSAN Ananya trust from the bottom of my heart for selecting me for this scholarship. It is impossible to be not inspired by Mr.Swaminathan's story of how he founded the trust and the truly noble mission statement of the same. It will surely kindle a spirit for serving the society in all the beneficiaries of the trust,just like it has in me.Date: Jul 05, 2014
It is with deep gratitude that I write this to relate to the benevolence of Mr. Swaminathan and the SSAN Trust showered upon my student, Mr. K. P. Shanmugadas.
Shanmugadas has been my MS student for the last couple of years, and has been doing quite well on his research as well as course work, having undertaken a problem related to an industry project originally funded by a globally renowned multinational company with a big Indian presence. Shanmugadas has been very sincere and quite assiduous in his efforts. He has been eminently suited to convert to a PhD registration. What came in the way was his financial situation at home. A fatherless person, he was in a position of having to fend for himself and his mother, who was living alone in their ancestral home in Kerala. They had incurred huge debts by their standards in upkeep of their home, which prevented Shanmugadas from even contemplating a PhD in his life.
This changed with our opening up to the SSAN Trust. Through our Combustion Centre manager, Mr. Raj Varadarajan and our Dean of International and Alumni Relations, Prof. Nagarajan, Shanmugadas was exposed to this trust. On my part, I was keen that he goes through an institutionalized process for repaying his debts so that he can continue on with his PhD. The SSAN Trust has been a big help in his life, and mine too to an extent, in this regard. Mr. Swaminathan of the SSAN Trust has taken personal care and initiative to understand the situation and explore the real need of the student. We have exchanged several mails and had international phone calls to discuss the whole gamut of issues surrounding the case, based on which Mr. Swaminathan, quite thankfully, was convinced that it is a fit case for support. Mr. Swaminathan has also, quite rightly, instilled in Shanmugadas the need to repay the support in good time and perhaps contribute more to this philanthropic cause. I look forward to those days ahead.
I am extremely glad with this denouement. I have always held that non-technical, non-merit related issues should be kept out of the way in having a deserving student pursue his ultimate academic goals. I am so relieved that this has indeed happened with Shanmugadas through the SSAN Trust and Mr. Swaminathan. Particularly with a PhD student, the professor is like an academic father, which is why I feel so personally touched by this act of philanthropy. I once again thank Mr. Swaminathan and the SSAN Trust profusely for this gesture.Date: Jul 5, 2014
The SSAN ANANYA Educational Trust is a real boon for deserving students who are in need of financial assistance for higher education. The motive behind the formation of this trust is really admirable! . In my specific case, it was a sheer necessity and without the financial assistance from SSAN TRUST, my Aerospace PhD program could have been heavily hampered. I thank Mr. S.Swaminathan for the support he has availed me. Surely this thoughtful and generous arrangement will inspire many students to later lend a helping hand to others. I laud the benefactors Mr. S. Swaminathan and family for instituting this trust!Date: Mar 27, 2014
I am convinced with ssan trust about payment.I am very happy about my selection for ssan trust.I strongly agree that ssan trust will help people those depend on it.I am satisfied about my payment from ssan trust.Date: feb 26, 2014
The SSAN educational loan is an inspiring act by Mr Swaminathan. By initiating this loan scholarship scheme,he has extended a helping hand towards students in need.This also shows the sense of social responsibility.Also this will inspire the students who are getting benefitted by this loan scholarship.I take this opportunity to thank Mr. Swaminathan.I am sure that the students will respect the spirit behind starting this scheme and will act responsibly as expected by the donor.Date: feb 05, 2014