Scholarships handed out for AY 2016-17:
  Five to TAMUK and Five to TAMUCC
  TAMUCC Recipients:
  K.M. Hasan (from Bangladesh)
  Koushik Reddy Kusa
  Chinmayee Lingam
Sai Varun Polishetty
  Karthikeyan Umapathygunasekaran
Koushik receiving his scholarship certificate from Rajan Ahuja, the CEO of SV Energy Company
TAMUK Recipients:
Texas A&M University-Kingsville recipients shown here are Anand Nakarani and Arpit Mukul Pandya.
Rajan Ahuja, CEO of SV Energy Company, handed out the scholarships.
 (Photo: Rajan Ahuja, Anand Nakarani and Mohan Rao)
  (Photo: Rajan Ahuja, Arpit Mukul Pandya and Mohan Rao)
  (Photo: Anand Nakarani and Mohan Rao)
(Photo: Arpit Mukul Pandya and Mohan Rao)
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi  

Five Desi Foundation scholarships
at TAMUCC for AY 2016-17

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President Dr. Flavius Killebrew and Desi Foundation President Dr. Mohan Rao (Corpus Christi, TX. July 13, 2016)
       Thanks to the generosity of South Asian community, we have five Desi Foundation scholarships at TAMUCC for AY 2016-17. 

February 17, 2016
Kingsville, Texas

Desi Foundation to Provide Scholarships to TAMUK Students of South Asia

(Photo: Bradley Walker and Mohan Rao)  
Dr. Mohan Rao, president of Desi Foundation, signed an agreement with Texas A&M University-Kingsville to provide scholarships to the students of South Asia. He also presented a check for $5,000 to Mr. Bradley Walker, CEO and Chief Development Officer of TAMUK Foundation.
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Desi Foundation Scholarship Presented at the CBIA India Independence Day Celebration 

August 29, 2015
Corpus Christi, Texas

Dr. Mohan Rao, a professor at TAMUCC, awarded the first Desi Foundation Scholarship at the CBIA Independence Day program.  The scholarship went to Vikas Palakurthi.
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Former faculty member provides scholarships to TAMUK students

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 3:00 am 

Jason Marton, TAMUK Communications -- Kingsville Record and Bishop News

Dr. Mohan Rao knows about the financial and cultural challenges faced by students who leave their home country to get an education in the United States. He dealt with those same challenges as a student from India studying in the U.S., earning degrees in the fields of engineering and business. Read More

TAMU-CC professor exhibits vacation photos for scholarships

January 03, 2016
Beatriz Alvarado -- Corpus Christi Caller Times

Vikas Palakurthi's blind father runs a seed and pesticide shop in Telangana, India. Years of saving and the business have fueled the 23-year-old Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's tuition since he moved to the country last year.
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‘Europe Through My Lens’: Professor expands scholarship funds through library exhibition

February 4, 2016
SAMANTHA MAHLER -- Island Waves 

The Mary and Jeff Bell Library recently sold canvas prints in an exhibit entitled “Europe Through My Lens” by Dr. Mohan Rao. Proceeds from each print sold, went on to benefit the Desi Scholarship Fund.
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Professor focuses camera on brighter future for Islanders


November 20, 2015
SAMANTHA MAHLER -- Island Waves 

The collection of prints showcases around 20 prints taken by Rao, a business professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, while on vacation in Europe. In addition, the exhibition features two prints of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi campus.
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Caller Times   Viva     Art scene: 11.06.15


Europe Through My Lens


What: This canvas print exhibition will showcase photography by Mohan Rao. Canvas prints will be for sale and all proceeds will benefit the Desi Foundation Scholarship Fund.
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‘Europe Through My Lens’ Photography by Dr. Mohan Rao, Exhibition Supports Scholarship Fund
October 29, 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Mohan Rao, a business professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is using his passion for photography to raise money to support a student scholarship fund. Rao, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences, will present an exhibition of approximately 20 photographs taken while on vacation in Europe. Proceeds from the sale of each print will benefit the Desi Foundation, a scholarship fund that Rao founded.

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082215_Dances of India

‘Dances of India: An Evening of Classical Indian Dancing’ Hosted at Island University

August 31, 2015
Mr. Larry Cashion—TAMU-CC

During a dance intermission, Dr. Mohan Rao, Associate Professor in the College of Business, made a presentation to the audience about the Desi Foundation Scholarship, which benefits international students. He urged the audience to consider funding the scholarship in amounts as modest as $1,000.
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