Shradha Prasad, Mechanical Engineering student of Amrita School of Engineering Coimbatore campus had qualified for the final round of selection for the "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity". She is also the lone candidate based in India to be selected by Netherlands-based Mars-One for the fourth round of the astronaut selection process, the organization announced on Monday 16th February 2015. Three other Indians have been selected, of which two are based in the US and one in Dubai. "I am keen on settling down on Mars as I have a passion for space sciences and technology. This apart, I also enjoy taking risks and doing something adventurous. The one-way trip to Mars combines the two," noted Shradha.