SAINT-GOBAIN INDIA INKS MoU WITH IIITDM KANCHEEPURAM TO GRANT MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
SAINT-GOBAIN INDIA INKS MoU WITH IIITDM KANCHEEPURAM TO GRANT MERIT SCHOLARSHIP TO GIRL STUDENTS PURSUING TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Chennai, 13th July, 2022: Saint-Gobain India and Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufa cturing (IIITDM) Kancheepuram have signed an MoU today to award merit scholarships to girl students pursuing B. Tech program at IIITDM Kancheepuram. In line with Saint-Gobain India’s, Gender Diversity Agenda, this MoU is an initiative under its industry- academia partnership to attract and retain more girl students into manufactu ring from institutions of national importance.
Through the scholarship, Saint-Gobain India has committed to donate INR 2.29 cr ores and support the educatio n of 40 girl students over a period of 8 years. The sch olarship will encourage aspiring girl students from underpri vileged background to seek admission and pursue B.Tech in Computer Science, Electronics, and Mechan ical en gineering among others.
Mr. P. Padmakumar, Executive Director- Human Resources & Head-CSR Saint-Gob ain, India said, “Within the global framework of Corporate Social Responsibility (CS R), the Saint-Gobain Group in India focuses on specific priority actions under each of the six broad areas – one of which is linked to Community Development. In this endeavour, we are happy to associate with IIITDM Kancheepuram to grant scholar ships to girl students in the academic program. As a part of the scholarship and for the benefit of the students, there is also an element, to pursue an internship, in any of the Saint-Gobain businesses in India.”
Prof. DVLN Somayajulu, Director, IIITDM Kancheepuram said “Gover nment of India is taking all required steps to enhance the enrolment of girl students at all levels specifically in higher education. As per the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), the overall enrolment of girl students in higher education has consistently been in creasing over ye ars. One of the options even recommended by the Government of India is granting more scholar ship programs to supplement the cost of education and the implementation of the sch eme is expected to enhan ce the enrollment of more girl students at IIITDM Kancheepuram. This institute is pla nning to approach other ne arby industries for grant of a similar scholarship scheme for girl students.”
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