http://www.thehindu.com/template/1-0-1/gfx/logo.jpgThere are many good reasons to learn the Russian language. Deepa Sekhar completed her Class XII from Bharathi Matriculation School, Madurai, last year and secured a full scholarship to study marine engineering in Astrakhan State Technical University in Southern European Russia.
Her five year main degree programme starts this fall. In the last 10 months during the preparatory course she established herself as the best foreign student knowing Russian language in her class of 55 students from different nationalities. Deepa apparently is the only Indian in the city of Astrakhan and the only girl student enrolled in the course, which even prompted the Indian Ambassador to have an hour long meeting with her before she joined the programme.
She left her hometown with another credit. She became the first student from Madurai in the last quarter century to bag a scholarship of the Russian Government that would finance her five year degree programme. Read more...