2018 Winners


Confused was I, between my aspirations and reality.
– JayatiVijaywargiya

Greetings to the readers and my gratitude to the Hope foundation for giving me this opportunity,

I was fortunate to be one of the awardee of first, Shri Prahlad P Chhabria Award for Best Outing Student.

I thank the Hope Foundation and Research Centre for this appreciation and award. And yes, from the previous batches of my Institute, top academic performers opted MS abroad, but I also talked about this in my Institute as an opportunity given to me by this award, and it made a difference. Women In Engineering I talked to think about their aspirations before the current trend. I don’t have words to thank Hope Foundation and Research Centre for this award and the impact it made.

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2. BEST WOMAN ENGINEER (professional in early career) – DR. SOMA BISWAS

I am Dr.Soma Biswas, currently an Associate Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. I was awarded the Shri Pralhad P Chhabria– Best Woman Professional Award in 2018.

First, I would like to thank everyone in the Hope Foundation and Research Centre, Pune for giving me this honour. It was a wonderful moment for me, my institute and my family. This has helped me in several ways to advance in my career.

In conclusion, this fund has helped me and my students in several ways and has really helped me to advance in my career. I would once again like to whole-heartedly thank everyone in the Hope Foundation for this honour. I am sure this award will help many more researchers to advance in their research and achieve their goals.

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2019 Winners


Ms Shubi Sareen, Final Year Student studying B.Tech Computer Engineering at Delhi Technical University. She has always been an ace student with top scores through her entire academic. She holds the First Rank at the departmental level with an aggregate CGPA of 9.82. Keen to learn and apply her skills, she has organized as well as actively participated in various academic and co –curricular activities. She is the Co-Founder and Chapter Head of Delhi Women in Machine Learning and Data Sciences. Shubhi has worked on different research projects and is highly appreciated by her professor for her ability to tackle complexities and pressure. She has been appreciated by her mentors at the internship at Google and extended a full time offer to join Google as a Software Engineer.
Beyond Academics, Shubhi has worked towards helping students through The Mentorship Program that allowed students to be paired with leaders in the field to enhance their professional development. She also took on the role as mentor under the Project WIE Stand Initiative of IEEE WIE, Delhi Section and mentoring a female programmer in Machine Learning under the initiative of Learn IT Girl!
Having won this prestigious Award, Shubhi would like to invest a part of this amount in her education and utilize the remaining amount to promote mentorship programs as well as dedicate a part of the money to chapters like Women Who Code – a platform that helped her grow and network during her undergrad. Her aim is to work together towards closing the gender gap in technology.

Congratulations Shubhi!!
Wish you all the best

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I am Dr.Rajlaxmi Chouhan. I am truly grateful for this award and it has been an incredible honour and a colossal encouragement for my efforts.

I’m working towards an open-source learning management and teaching platform for online education of students from vernacular medium. My sincere and humble gratitude to the HFRC, and best wishes to all future recipients of the award.

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2020 Winners

1. Best Outgoing Female Student- Ms JANANI R

Hi! I am Janani and I am the proud winner of Shir Pralhad P Chhabira Best Outgoing Student Award for the year 2020.

With the prize money, I would like to develop and advanced working model of the IoT enabled Wheelchair cum Stretcher and make it available for the patients in under resourced villages and also to the low financial status people through IEEE.  I also like to donate some of the prize money to my Sagacity hunt innovation team, so they could use the money in their latest innovations which could revolutionize our Indian Technological world.

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2. Best Woman Professional (Early Career) – Joint Winners

   1. Dr. Anupama Kowli

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Hello.  I am Esther Florence, joint winner of the 2020 Shri Pralhad P Chhabria, Best Women Professional Award. The funds received as part of this prestigious award will further my research on automation of looms that can help alleviate the occupational health hazard of weavers. My research would help in the overall upliftment of weavers and work toward reducing the reduction in weaver population that is unique for our country.

Research for betterment of society is something that I truly care about.

Esther Florence Sundersingh

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