ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT TEJASWINI VENKATRAMANAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research | Tirupati, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 2

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" Being a Millennium Fellow will help me to hone my leadership skills to carry out a project of social impact. I believe it will open the doors to a new perspective of thought and action for me. The work that I will do, during the course of the Fellowship will motivate me to pursue my goals persistently, work harder and smarter, and remain humble and grounded. Moreover, I hope to learn a lot in the process. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Needs of the Special

NOTS stands for Needs of the Special, taken from the term “have-nots”, used to commonly refer to people below the poverty line. We are a passionate and motivated team of 6 second-year undergraduate students of the BS-MS dual degree course of IISER Tirupati, hailing from different parts of India. Our project focuses on making Quality education our prime objective along with the implementation of society, accepting and understanding the needs of children with special needs.

About the Millennium Fellow

Tejaswini Venkatramanan is a bright, motivated and enthusiastic aspiring scientist. She was born in Singapore, resides in Bengaluru and is a second year undergraduate student of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Tirupati. While growing up, she read Smt. Sudha Murty's books and was fascinated with the characters in her books and her life. Sudha Murty, a well known author, philanthropist and social worker talks about her experiences as a social worker in her books. During her school days, Tejaswini engaged herself in small social activities and she felt blissful and contented. She also realized that there are many people, especially students in India, both in urban and rural areas who cannot afford quality education and need guidance. Apart from academics and social work, Tejaswini likes to read novels, sing Indian classical music, cook and practice yoga.