Hailing from a humble Indian suburb, I got enrolled at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISERK), India, for an Integrated BS-MS in the Physical Sciences, and pursued my Master's thesis in astrophysics as a visiting student at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. At Cambridge, I will have a broader opportunity to better understand the progenitors of overluminous Type Ia supernovae, that are said to violate the Chandareskhar limit. Growing up, I have always strived to promote astronomy and astrophysics as an extremely intriguing field of research, and I plan to continue doing the same as a PhD student in Cambridge.
I am profoundly grateful to be awarded the Gates-Cambridge scholarship, and this scholarship has paved the way for me to continue contributing original ideas into my field of research, alongwith fuelling a fascination for the cosmos among the student community, by and large in those who are specifically intrigued by astronomy and astrophysics.
IISER Kolkata Physics 2021