Message from Cornell Sathguru Foundation for Development!!!


We are glad to convey that second batch of Masters Dual Degree students (Cornell University, Ithaca and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. Coimbatore) graduated at Coimbatore on Jan 7. This year, we are extending fellowships to students who aspire to do Ph.D in Cornell University.


Cornell - Sathguru has entered into an MoU with ICAR for educational fellowship. ICAR will constitute "ICAR FELLOWSHIP" to secure Ph.D and Master of Science (MS) degrees from Cornell. The program will be provided in association with TNAU, PAU and UAS, Dharwad . The chosen ICAR fellows will be selected from any agriculture /allied science discipline such as agronomy, plant breeding, plant biotechnology, horticulture, food technology/engineering/chemistry, economics, fisheries, dairy, veterinary science and food entrepreneurship duly fulfilling the admission criteria of Cornell University. The fellowship will be complemented with joint funding from the Cornell - Sathguru Foundation for students of any discipline of the above, with corresponding discipline at Cornell that will be pursued concurrently.


Below are the terms of this fellowship: Number of Fellowships:

Two students for Ph.D. and Eight students for MS at Cornell University will be drawn competitively from SAUs upon satisfying the required admissions criteria of Cornell University. The joint funding will nearly cover the entire cost of the program, apart from the food and incidental expenses of the student.


Dates to remember:

Application Deadline              Feb 28, 2012



Eligible students may seek Application Fee Waiver (USD 100) for Cornell University from us. The students are required to secure their TOEFL and GRE scores before Feb 28th. The students who have the required GRE and TOEFL can start sending their applications to us indicating prospective support from the Foundation. We request you to please encourage the students to apply right away so that they will have the advantage of applying within time. 


Selection of the Participants:

The participants will be carefully chosen on the basis of their academic achievements in addition to their high GRE and TOEFL Scores. The students who have secured a minimum indicative GRE Score of 146 in Quantitative Section, 148 in Verbal section and 2.5 in Analytical Writing and TOEFL score 20 in Reading, 22 in Speaking, Writing-20 and Listening-15 are eligible to apply.


We are keen to provide all encouragement to your students to secure and gain from this golden opportunity. This will require rigorous preparation for the bright and deserving students at all the campuses of your university so as to be in a position to excel in the TOEFL and GRE. We look forward to all your support in ensuring that students gain from this generous support from ICAR.


Please feel free to contact Dr. Suresh (Cell # 0 9966000642) at or Mr. Ajay Ananth at for any clarifications.



Ajay Ananth
Sr. Program Associate
Cornell - Sathguru Foundation for Development
Plot 15, Hindi Nagar, Punjagutta
Hyderabad, A.P. - 500034
Ph: +91 40 30160333 ext. 242
Mobile: +91 9573956362
Fax: + 91 40 23354042