Reg.No:-S/1L/No-70053 of 2010-2011.

Address: Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College Campus, P.O. Denguajhar, Dist. Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India



(Sponsored by Mr. Santanu Kumar Pal, father of Late Souvik Pal)


(Please read relevant information and rules mentioned in the webpage)

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(The sponsor of the scholarship is entitled to decide salient selection criteria, which is confidential. Out of the available applications, top ten students will be called for interview vide invitation email. Interview date and schedule shall be informed through invitation mail. Subject of interview can be academic or general, depending on decision of interviewers. Interview shall be held at JGEC campus. After interview, one/ two (max) successful students shall be selected for scholarship. Decision of sponsor, with prior information to Alumni Association, is ultimate and shall be accepted by all parties involved in this process. In case of extra ordinary cases, selection procedure may be altered by mutual understanding between sponsor and alumni association, without prior information to any other party other than sponsor and alumni association. Supporting documents of all above data (in original / attested true copy format) have to be presented only during interview. Candidates need to submit parent's family income and other direct family member's (real brother / sister only) income related reliable supporting documents during face to face interview process. Applicants shall note that minimum criteria for filling up application form are to score Average CGPA of 7.3 after 5th semester.

Souvik Pal Memorial Scholarship

is sponsored by

Santanu Kumar Pal

(JGEC 1989 Batch) in the Memory of His Beloved Son, Souvik Pal

Above memorial scholarship Scheme is initiated as SPM Scholarship to help engineering students of JGEC who have faced financial hardship and wish to complete the undergraduate education with an attitude to fulfil social responsibilities. Santanu Pal, a kind hearted father who lost his beloved son (Souvik) in a tragic and mysterious accident, wants to spread his hands to support young aspirant engineers. This is a father's tribute to his beloved son. A father (whose roots are anchored deeply in JGEC) wants to see fulfilment of his dream through budding engineers of JGEC.

Who can apply : 1st and 2nd year Engineering Students of JGEC.

Amount of Scholarship : INR 18,000 to one 1st year and one 2nd year engineering student.

When to apply : Within 31 March, every year

Top ten candidates selected

for interview for FY

Name Roll No

Date of Interview for 10 ten candidates at JGEC campus

Selected Candidate for FY

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Souvik Pal

Son of Santanu Kumar Pal & Mahua Pal

On 13 January, fans rushing into the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester to watch Manchester United's Premier League match against Liverpool were stopped by a man handing out fliers of a missing boy. It had been two weeks since Santanu Pal's 19-year- old son had gone missing, and he stood outside the stadium clad in borrowed woollens, asking football fans to slow down for a minute and look at his son's picture. He was hoping that someone in that 70,000-plus crowd would have noticed an undergraduate scholarship student from India who loved football and dancing, and also happened to work part- time as a kiosk attendant at the stadium on match days.

Pal had arrived in the city on 6 January after a phone call from the Manchester police informed him that his son, Souvik, had been reported missing from a New Year's Eve party. For three weeks, the 44-year-old engineer lived in the city his son had moved to in September 2012 and followed his trail looking for clues. He went to room 644, Cavendish Hall, of Manchester Metropolitan University, where his son had settled down barely three months ago. He met Souvik's friends, went to the stadium, walked down roads his son had walked, and visited places his son frequented on a hunt for anything that would help him find the teenager.

Exactly nine days after he stood outside the stadium distributing fliers and three weeks since Souvik went missing; Pal was called by the police to identify a body pulled out of Bridgewater canal in Old Trafford. Pal had found his older son.

The above was an extract from Open Magazine http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/international/when-a-son-goes-missing dated 16 February 2013.

Souvik was elder son of Santanu Kumar Pal (JGEC, Mechanical Engineering, 1989 batch) and Mahua Pal.

In his condolence letter to the Pals, Professor Ken Hurst, head of the school of engineering at the Manchester Metropolitan University, re- iterates that Souvik had settled in quickly and was doing exceptionally well. University Vice-chancellor Professor John Brooks led the tribute to a "special person" who he described as an "affable young man" and "fine student with great potential".

In his short stint of undergraduate engineering course at university, Souvik had developed a dumpster model as part of a project that won him a £25 'best project' award.

Souvik was a science student with an artistic bent of mind. He was a fine painter who had drawn multiple paintings and sketches. He was an ardent sport lover whose primary interest was in football. In the short time that he was at the Manchester Metropolitan University, he had been appointed student ambassador and was helping others.

The mysterious death has taken Souvik away from us. But to keep his memory alive, Santanu Pal is sponsoring the Souvik Pal Memorial Scholarship, by which budding financially challenged enthusiastic engineers will get some support to fight the hardship.