Samsung India has offered scholarships to 517 students from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and National Institute of Technology (NIT), as a part of its ‘Samsung Star Scholar programme’. These scholarships are supplied yearly to financially assist much less privileged students from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) colleges who qualify to these prestigious engineering schools, the corporate mentioned in a press release.
The programme presents a scholarship of up to Rs 2 lakh for bills associated to tuition, examination, hostel and mess for one educational 12 months and it may be renewed yearly up to 5 years.
Started in 2016, Samsung Star Scholar programme, now in its fifth 12 months, has up to now benefitted 650 JNV students.
“Samsung Star Scholar programme is an extension of this effort and we are very pleased that this year despite the challenges on the ground, we have been able to reach out to these gifted students,” mentioned Peter Rhee, Corporate Vice President and Deputy Managing Director, Samsung India.
Under this annual programme, the corporate presents scholarships to meritorious students pursuing full-term B. Tech/Dual Degree (B.Tech and M.Tech) course at any IIT or NIT.
This 12 months, the programme has granted 150 scholarships to new candidates from JNVs, of which 85 will start their journey throughout 14 completely different IITs and 65 at 15 completely different NITs throughout the nation.
According to the corporate, scholarships for 367 students at present pursuing full-term B.Tech/Dual Degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) have been renewed for the following 12 months.
Recipients of renewed scholarships embody 175 second 12 months students, 94 third 12 months students and 97 fourth 12 months students.
Also, Samsung India and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti partnership started in 2013 with the ‘Samsung Smart Class’ programme which was aimed toward offering high quality schooling for kids from rural backgrounds.
At current, the ‘Smart Class’ programme is operational at 683 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya colleges.
So far, over 430,000 students have benefitted from it and over 8,000 academics have been educated on how to use interactive know-how to educate.
Every ‘Samsung Smart Class’ is supplied with an interactive Samsung Smartboards, Samsung tablets, a printer, Wi-Fi connectivity and energy backup, the corporate mentioned.
(With Inputs from IANS)