Incidentally, several of the school’s alumni – mostly sons and daughters of maids, laborers and casual laborers – were awarded scholarships after fainting and went on to study at top universities in the stranger.
Priyanka also comes from a humble background. Her mother is an Anganwadi laborer while her father works in the Tehri Dam maintenance department. The family is delighted with the pre-placement offer their daughter received from an American multinational to work in their Hyderabad office. For her part, Priyanka attributes her success to the grooming she received at PYDS. “I first heard about PYDS through a friend. I was excited to get in there for my 11th and 12th. The school helped me achieve my dreams and encouraged me to pursue them. Their support helped me a lot to get into UPES Dehradun from where I pursued my studies in electronics and communication engineering, where they sponsored my studies and paid for campus accommodation, computer laptop, etc. “, she said.