New Delhi: As a part of the CSR initiatives of SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), 21 students pursuing professional courses and belonging to the Scheduled Tribes (ST), Scheduled Castes (ST) and Economically Backward Class of Sundargarh District, Model Steel Villages and Resettlements Colonies of RSP were provided financial assistance of Rs 19.5 lakhs recently.
The Appreciation Letters handing over the programme was organised at the Institute of Periphery Development, Sector-20 in a staggered manner over a period of few days with strict adherence to the COVID-19 norms. SAIL-RSP’s CGM (TA & CSR) Ajay Kumar Nayak, GM (TA) CG Ramalingam, DGM I/c (CSR) Munmun Mittra and other officials of the CSR Department were present on the occasion. The programme was coordinated by Mittra.
The payments were provided through online mode to 21 students of the batch 2020-21. Under the scheme financial assistance worth Rs 30,000/- per year is being provided which translates to Rs 60,000/- for post-graduate courses of 2 years, Rs 1,20,000/- for graduate courses of 4 years like B Tech and Rs 1,50,000/- for 5 years MBBS course.
It is worth mentioning here that every year 20 students (10 boys and 10 girls) pursuing graduate courses and 10 students (5 girls and 5 boys) pursuing PG courses for professional studies are selected for this scholarship. The selected students are given the scholarship amount in instalments on yearly basis as per their academic performance and submission of appropriate documents.
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