Dr. Vijayragavan Vishwanathan is the CERN scientist from India who has built a unique device for agriculture. The device holds skyrocketing importance because it can save water and electricity and, therefore the international market has realized his significance. So, it was his brief Introduction in case he is new to you.
Now, let us know some crucial points of his journey from Vijayragavan to Dr. Vijayragavan Vishwanathan.
The very first day of his college didn't bring happiness to him but rather shame to this scientist. But, who knew the one who couldn't introduce himself well in front of students well introduced him to the world so well.
Undoubtedly, family and friends are angels who helped him in second year when he was unable to pursue his education.
There was a professor whom he was scared because of her good English named Mini Menon. Once she only bestowed on him the 'Life-changing advice'. She asked him to read, read and read newspapers and journals in English whether he understood them or not. As a result he started improving in English.
Then he started applying for loan but banks couldn't foresee his potential and rejected his applications.
Then came from somewhere the Italy-India Scholarship Program; and he by his efforts scored a cent percent scholarship.
In August 2007, Vijay was supposed to go to Mumbai for Visa Formalities and on the same date he was expected to report at L&T where he had been placed in the third year.
So, finally in September 2007, he flew out of India to join the scholarship program. He was welcomed by snow falling to make a white carpet there. He wasn't prepared for such a cold welcome. But, he is blessed with great friends and a jacket was lent to him by one of his friends.
I really admire his courage to stay on only and only rice bran water when he discovered a fish in a vegetarian sand witch. Can you believe when he got internet connection at home then he learnt cooking and then he started cooking for himself!
All such difficulties were not able to do anything against his concentration and determination. He not only scored 108 out of 110 in 2-year nano technology program but also did PhD in Nana Electronics, specializing in 3D-stacking in the design of cameras.