COEP alumnus donates ₹ 8.25 crores to students pursuing engineering

Mrunal Jadhav

Pune : The alumnus of COEP and an American entrepreneur and philanthropist Ashish Achlerkar has signed a memorandum of understanding with the COEP Alumni Association for a million-dolar (INR 8.25 crores) endowment. 

The College of Engineering Pune (COEP) is one of the known colleges for engineering in the State and students across the state come here to pursue their engineering dreams.  However, many students who are financially weak, face difficulties to pay college fees, unable to afford meals or laptops required for educational purposes. The Alumni Association at COEP by crowd funding gives scholarships to these needy students. 

The aim of the alumni association is to help the needy students and every week they conduct meetings and mail the alumni of COEP across the globe to provide help. But this time the alumni have signed a MoU to give a donation of USD 1 Million. 

“One of my core missions-and the mission of the Achierkar Foundation-is to help better people’s lives. A key driver of personal advancement is receiving a high-quality education. This is why the first philanthropic theme of the Achierkar Foundation is to support educational causes across the globe. Through this endowment, we are kickstarting our desire to help support thousands of talented students at various educational institutions across the world, including skilled trades institutes,” said Ashish Achlerkar.

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