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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT KEERTHANA RAVISHANKAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
PES University | Bengaluru, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 8
" I am elated to be accepted into the Millennium Fellowship and learn from like-minded people from all over the world and the MCN Team. Being a Millennium Fellow is an incredible opportunity for students to give back to society and work towards the sustainable development goals proposed by the UN.
I hope to positively impact the world by building a platform that will help revive society after the damage created by COVID-19. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Kshema
Kshema, is an app designed to ensure adherence to standard protocols meant to be followed during this pandemic. Led by Millennium Fellows Manasa S, Keerthana R and Aditi Shankar, this app offers a fun way to follow protocols, which also has an added benefit to keep people safe. Kshema was born out of pure concern to the society after witnessing the storm that is COVID-19. As of now, the platform is built to operate within the city, with the potential to expand, which can be used by a commoner to a person body politic. Presently, the management of the pandemic is in a top-down, whereas Kshema sets out to reach a higher success rate of compliance of SOPs by adopting a bottom-up approach.
Adherence to protocol presents the opportunity to earn points, which can be redeemed for incentives. Breaking protocol, identified by using a location-based algorithm, would result in a reduction in points. Along with gamifying the platform, it ensures that the user will be reminded of following it.
About the Millennium Fellow
Keerthana Ravishankar is a student at PES University, Bangalore, India pursuing her B.tech degree in the field of Biotechnology. She is very passionate about research in the field of neuroscience. For a very long time, her goal has been to improve the lifestyle of many who have been afflicted with neurodegenerative disorders. She was exposed to the world of neuroscience when she participated in the Brain Bee: Neuroscience competition and ever since her interest has grown. Besides her love for neuroscience, she likes cooking various cuisines and is adept at playing the piano and painting. She is also part of the college throwball team.
She believes that everyone must follow their dreams and try to impact the world positively through their passion.