Going Against the Tide
A person getting good grades in India often pursues a typical career path as per the Indian norm. The society expected Akshay to do the same, but his passion for natural sciences had grown so much by the time that he did not even think of following the crowd for a second. Akshay had published over 800 blogs by that time, yet his atypical career plans took many by surprise, who even tried to convince him to follow the norm. However, his firm determination was enough to get him enrolled in a Bachelor of Science (BSc) programme in Nagpur in 2012. His baccalaureate education was supported by the Government of India’s INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education, which is awarded to the top 1% students in Year 12 board examinations who pursue an education in basic and natural sciences.