#AshokaIsForAll: Unveiling Transformative Journeys: A Testament to Ashoka’s Financial Aid Impact
In my three years at Ashoka, the experience has been nothing short of transformative writes Promiti Mitra
I come from the vibrant city of Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Discovering Ashoka was a turning point for me. It all started with a conversation with a friend. As they described Ashoka, I became increasingly fascinated by its curriculum and the incredible diversity that defines this University – from students and faculty to the multidisciplinary approach that encourages unrestricted learning.
However, one significant obstacle stood in my way: the cost. My parents, despite their unwavering support, weren’t in a position to afford the expenses associated with Ashoka University. Fortunately, this is where the Office of Financial Aid at Ashoka University stepped in.
In my three years at Ashoka, the experience has been nothing short of transformative. Not only did I delve deeper into my academic interests, but I also discovered new ones through the wide range of courses available. While I’ve always been passionate about biology, what truly swayed me towards it as my major was the unique approach to teaching the subject at Ashoka. Here, we’re encouraged to question, not just memorize facts, and that’s what I believe sets us apart.
Beyond my subject courses, Ashoka taught me how to question the world around me and think independently. This invaluable skill transcends any field or career path I might choose, equipping me to navigate any situation and become a better version of myself.
Ashoka’s unique curriculum allowed me to combine my passion for biology with seemingly unrelated fields, contributing immensely to my personal growth and development. The hands-on experience I gained in the research labs further enriched my academic journey. But it wasn’t just about academics; Ashoka’s vibrant community, including clubs, societies, and friendships, made my time here fulfilling and enriching.
If I could offer one piece of advice to anyone considering Ashoka, it would be this: don’t let financial worries deter you. The Financial Aid office at Ashoka is incredibly considerate and ensures that you’ll pay an amount that aligns with your financial capacity.
Promiti Mitra is a part of the Undergraduate programme 2024, majoring in Biology.