Electronics firm Samsung on Thursday stated it has given scholarships to 544 meritorious students from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya colleges who’ve certified for admission to the Indian Institute of Technology and National Institute of Technology.
“This year the programme has granted 150 scholarships to new applicants from JNVs, of which 87 will begin their journey across different IITs and 63 at different NITs across India this year. In addition, scholarships have been renewed for the next year for 394 existing students. Recipients of renewed scholarships include 139 second-year students, 171 third-year students, 82 fourth-year students, and two fifth-year students,” the corporate stated in a press release.
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The firm affords a scholarship of up to 2 lakh as a part of its Samsung Star Scholar programme for bills associated to tuition, examination, hostel, and mess for one educational 12 months and it may be renewed yearly for up to 5 years, looking for to financially assist much less privileged students from JNV colleges who qualify to these prestigious engineering schools.
In its sixth 12 months, Samsung claims that its Star Scholar programme has to date benefitted 800 JNV students. “As we enter the sixth year of the Star Scholar programme, we are excited to have supported these bright young talents who we wish to see as future leaders transforming the nation,” Partha Ghosh, Vice President and Head, Corporate Citizenship, Samsung India, stated.
The choice of first-year candidates is predicated on their All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Main. However, to get renewal students are required to keep a Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CPGA) score of 5 or above.
“Samsung is adding smart classes to 80 new JNV schools, taking the total number of JNV schools in which Samsung has set up smart classes to 625, impacting close to 500,000 students. So far, over 8,000 teachers have also been trained on how to use interactive technology to teach effectively, improving the quality of teaching and building capacity at JNV schools,” the assertion stated.