Bangalore, India, February 11, 2015: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) today announced the call for entries for the third edition of its prestigious India Scholarship Award, an annual grant with a combined prize of Rs. 8 lakhs. The award is designed to reward and celebrate individual excellence and innovation among undergraduate engineering students, including women engineers.
IET India instituted the annual IET Scholarship Awards in 2013 to underscore the organisation’s commitment to India’s engineering community and to incentivise young people entering the engineering and technology profession. B.Tech students from AICTE/UGC-approved institutions across the nation can apply for the scholarships across two categories – General and Women.
The 2013 and 2014 editions of the India Scholarship Award received excellent response from the engineering community with over 9,000 entries from students across India for the both the years.
The India Scholarship award evaluates participants across rigorous parameters that include academic performance, extracurricular activities, range of outreach activities and their ability to come up with engineering solutions to solve problems impacting society.
The entries are open for 2nd and 3rd year B.Tech students from AICTE/UGC-approved institutions across two categories – General and Women. Lateral entry students who join B.Tech programme in 2nd year are also eligible to apply. Entries for this year will close on March 31, 2015. For more details please visit – http://scholarships.theiet.in
“Engineers are the foundation for the next phase of India’s growth. With India being home for millions of engineers, it is imperative to support and encourage them to excel and create a positive impact on society. With the IET Scholarship Award, we, the IET, aim to provide a platform to young engineering marvels to showcase their abilities and spur innovation. We are very delighted to see the increasing response from engineering community for such an initiative especially women engineers,” said Shekhar Sanyal, Director and Country Head, IET India.
The IET India had set up the IET India Advisory Committee in June 2012, to build a strong framework for IET India Scholarship Awards. Members of the Advisory Committee include VCs, Directors and senior academicians of India’s premier engineering institutions.