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Tata Steel Parivar Scholarship awarded to tribal students for higher education

Kalinganagar, December 02, 2015

Thirty students from displaced tribal families have been awarded the Tata Steel Parivar Scholarship for 2015-2016. While eight of them are going to pursue Engineering, 22 students will pursue Diploma program in different Engineering streams.

The scholarship entails full tuition fee and hostel dues of the students for the entire course duration. Introduced in 2007, the Tata Steel Parivar Scholarship has benefited students from displaced families to realize their dreams of becoming engineers, doctors and get through better high paying job sectors. With this, the total number of recipients of this prestigious scholarship has gone up to 152.

The scheme is widely recognized as an international best practice in ensuring that the next generation does not merely get employed in un-skilled jobs, but get to avail opportunities to compete with the best.

“Tata Steel wants to nurture the youth and give them a better life than their previous generations. Benefits of industrialization must reach the displaced families who have partnered in the development of Kalinganagar”,stated Mr Prasanta Mallick, GM, Corporate Services, Kalinganagar Project of Tata Steel.

Tata Steel seeks to encourage more and more children from displaced families to take advantage of the programme and develop skills and greater employ ability.

About Tata Steel
Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of nearly 30 million tonnes per annum(MnTPA). It is now the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group, with a turnover of US$ 22.32 billion in FY 15, has over 80,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500company. The Group’s vision is to be the world’s steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and“Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct.Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. In 2008, Tata Steel India be came the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.

Chief, Corporate Communications, India and SEA