The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) opened registrations for the fourth edition of its prestigious India Scholarship Award, an annual grant with a combined prize of Rs. 8 lakhs. The award, designed to reward and celebrate individual excellence and innovation among undergraduate engineering students, including women engineers will this year focus on the theme “Sustainable & Scalable Innovations in Energy Conservation, Water & Personal Hygiene in rural India.”
The 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 in 2nd and 3rd year engineering from AICTE/UGC-approved institutions across the nation can apply for the scholarships 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 April 30, 2016. For more details please visit –http://scholarships.theiet.in
The past three editions of the India Scholarship Award received excellent response from the engineering community with over 12,000 entries from students across India for 2013 – 2015.
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.
“This is the fourth edition of the IET India Scholarship Award, which is focused on finding the engineering leaders of tomorrow. We want the winners to have an ability to use their learning to create feasible technical solutions to solve the myriad challenges faced by society today. Just like every year I am very excited about students who will apply and look forward to meeting them and listening to their ideas. We have received tremendous response for the previous editions and we hope to see the momentum continued this year as well” 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. For more details on the Advisory Committee, please visit http://scholarships.theiet.in/committee