Santosh Kumar Bose and Prianka Howlader are a couple from Bangladesh. They graduated with PhD degrees in Biochemical Engineering from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), China Academy of Sciences (CAS) under the CAS-TWAS President's Fellowship Program.
They both earned bachelor's degrees in agriculture from Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh. Howlader continued her studies in horticulture at the university and Bose chose the same major at Bangladesh Agricultural University.
They have both published articles in renowned journals such as Food Chemistry, Carbohydrate Polymer, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, and Journal of Berry research. During their study, they attended the 2019 Winter and Spring School on Frontier and interdisciplinary Sciences for Oversea Students in Xiamen and Xi'an in China, respectively.
Bose won third prize in the "SHAANXI YANCHANG PETROLEUM (GROUP) Co. Ltd. Scholarship" in 2020. Prianka won third prize in the "Shimazdu Scholarship" in 2020.
"Studying in China is an excellent opportunity to explore the world's most populous country. You will experience China's unique blend of ancient and modern civilization, as well as its scenic beauty and bustling nightlife. Visiting new places with students from around the world who you meet, and you'll find yourself opening your eyes not just to China, but to the whole world," Bose said.
"The transportation system in China is well developed and Chinese are generally very friendly and helpful. They will always try to help you if you are in need. Therefore, this positive attitude further enhanced my confidence, and I am delighted with my decision," Bose added.