Pulak Gandhi


Pulak Gandhi, then a student of Asansol R K Mission, scored 97.6% in 2008 Madhyamik (secondary) examination  (rank 16th). He tells us about his love for physics and his dream to become a scientist. His mother, the sole earning member of his family, works at a local Anganwari and struggles to run a family of five with her Rs. 1500 ($35) salary.

Padakshep learnt about Pulak from a report in Anandabazar Patrika (see details here). Our members got in touch with the headmaster of Asansol R K Mission, who spoke very highly of Pulak, and kindly gave us his contact details. Talking to Pulak and his family we learnt about his aspirations and his wish to study in Narendrapur R K Mission, one of the best higher secondary schools in the state. Padakshep offered a complete financial support and guidance to Pulak towards his higher secondary education. During these past years, Padakshep has maintained a regular contact with Pulak, his family and his teachers. One of our members recently visited him and his family at his hostel in Narendrapur R K Mission.

Every four months, Padakshep remitted the money directly to a bank account opened jointly in the name of Pulak and his mother. This supported all his educational expenses. Currently Pulak is studying electronics and telecommunication engineering at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Pulak Gandhi

Scholarship period: 2008-2010

Current education: 
Higher Secondary (Science), Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology

Home Address:

Gandhinibas, Bhagatpara, 


T.P Road, Asansol, WB 713303

Contact information:

Pulak's cell phone: 964-194-5385 Pulak home Ph: 7602756505, email address: pulak.asansol@gmail.com

Last exams: 

IIT Rank 6723, WBJEE rank 119, HS exam: 449/500, 4th in narendrapur

School address:

Ramakrishna Mission Residential College,

Narendrapur, Website: http://www.rkmcnarendrapur.org/ 

P.O.- Narendrapur 

WB 743508, 

Dist. 24 Parganas (South), P.S.- Sonarpur

Contacts: Head Maharaj, Ranjit Maharaj

(Hostel: Turiyananda Bhawan), Phone No. 4779205


Late S C Gandhi (Father)

Dipti Gandhi (mother)

Family Condition:

Studied in Asansol R K Mission till class X. Mother works in a local anganwadi, father expired.

Documents received: 

Declaration, substantiation.