Chennai: Indian Institute of Technology Madras is partnering with Power Grid Corporation of India to launch a scholarship programme for meritorious B. Tech students from economically weaker sections.
The Power Grid Corporation of India is contributing Rs. 10.5 Crore towards creating a scholarship fund as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. This fund would support deserving students at IIT Madras, covering their tuition fees through merit-cum-means scholarships. This is the highest single contribution that IIT Madras has received for scholarships under CSR in the financial year 2021-22
A MoU for implementing this CSR-driven initiative was signed on May 7, 2022 by Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (Alumni and Corporate Relations), IIT Madras, and Shri. V.K. Singh, Director (Personnel), POWERGRID Corporation of India, in the presence of IIT Madras Director, Prof. V. Kamakoti.
The ‘Power Grid Endowment scholarship’ fund has been created to provide scholarships for B.Tech students from economically weaker sections on a merit-cum-means basis.
Every year many meritorious students from economically weaker sections pursue their education at IIT Madras. The Power Grid Endowment Scholarship will help these bright young students to pursue their education without any economical barrier.
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