India & Balliol 2012
Current Place of Residence: Roorkee
University: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Current/Recent Course: Integrated Master of Science in Chemistry
Other Information: Amit is in the final year of the five-year Integrated MSc in Chemistry. In addition to formal degree work, Amit has won a number of research fellowships for summer internships - the Indian Academy of Sciences fellowship (2008 & 2009), the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana fellowhip and the DAAD fellowship (2010) to pursue a research internship at the Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany. Akul is a keen writer and reader of Hindi poems and articles. Indeed, in 2008 he was selected as one of the top 10 Hindi poets of Uttarakhand. He also lists trekking, rafting, mountaineering, cricket, table tennis and chess as relaxing occupations. Amit sees his future as a research Chemist.