R D Sethna Scholarship, one of
the oldest and best known scholarship programme was initiated after
the death of Mr R D Sethna, Indian Philanthropist in 1938 assisting
outstanding and deserving students of all communities.
Mr R D Sethna was clear in his
approach to philanthropy: it had to be directed to specific causes,
normally of large magnitude in support of higher education, “For
the promotion and encouragement of Scientific, Technical, Industrial
and Commercial instruction or education” in ways beneficial
to society: Mr R D Sethna envisioned that his plan for granting
financial assistance to students would broaden their academic interests
and in turn benefit the Nation.