Dhevan Kalra

Dhevan Kalra

Dhevan Kalra

Residence: Hyderabad, India
School: Osmania University
Intended major: biomedical engineering
Age during program: final year undergraduate student

Dhevan possesses the enthusiasm to learn, as well as outstanding motivation and excellent self-reliance and independence. He participates in several extracurricular activities which includes the roles of Vice-Chair, Co-Director and Event Organizer. Prior to this mentorship program, he has published a research paper “Blind Mate: A Friend to The Blind” on “IEEE -Xplore Digital Library”.

University Acceptance

★ Johns Hopkins University

★ Brown University

★ Cornell University


What challenges did he face?

  • The most difficult aspect of the program that Dhevan had to overcome was drafting an academic-level, high quality review paper. In particular, he needed mentoring to critically organize and discuss data, to formulate his point of view and make critical discussion/conclusions over the selected topic rather than just summarizing the existing literature.


Matched professor:

An Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Brown University. She is also secretary of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society – Providence Section, Editorial Board Member of Science Progress (Sage Publishing) and peer review panelist for the American Heart Association Bioengineering-Basic Science (BSc3) group.


How did our program help him?

  • He managed to gain some real-life insights into biomedical engineering field
  • Coupled with his own achievements and hard work, the mentorship program made him stood out and got accepted to a few selective universities.


Below is part of an example work done during the program:

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