Tata Steel announces the Winners of Manufacturing Sector’s First-Ever Women of Mettle Scholarship Programme
~The 6 month-long programme culminated with the Grand Finale held in Jamshedpur~
~28 finalists presented their proposed solutions to a jury of experts and professionals~
Tata Steel, today, announced the winners of its pioneering initiative, 'Women of Mettle' Scholarship programme, aimed at encouraging gender diversity in the manufacturing sector.
In keeping with its commitment to the young generation, Tata Steel announced the scholarship programme, ‘Women of Mettle’ in January 2017. The programme aims to identify, groom and encourage female engineering talent for a sector that historically has imbalanced gender representation. Female students in their second year of engineering from select 45+ engineering institutes across India were invited to be a part of this initiative. Through a rigorous multi-phase process, a total of 30 candidates were selected for the 2-day finale, which witnessed an amazing showcase of talent, hard work and competitiveness. Top 11 candidates emerged as the winners of the 2017 edition. The winners are eligible for a scholarship amount of Rs.2 lakh (Rs.1 lakh in the 3rd and 4th year respectively), internship opportunity in their third year, sponsorship to participate in technical conferences, a pre-placement job offer and mentorship from the senior leadership of the organisation.
Speaking at the Grand finale of 'Women of Mettle' Scholarship programme , Suresh Dutt Tripathi , Vice President, HRM, Tata Steel said, “Our constant pursuit of excellence has enabled us to take up new challenges and set industry benchmarks. Building an equitable culture and a diverse leadership team is a responsibility we take seriously. Women of Mettle is one of the first programmes in the manufacturing industry where we not only provide scholarships but a career at Tata Steel.”
The winners of the Women of Mettle Scholarship Programme (2017 edition) are:
- Sharon Manvika Deva, NIT Warangal
- Megharanjini, CET Bhubaneswar
- Dedeepya Regatti, NIT Warangal
- Khyati Mahatab, CET Bhubaneswar
- Ragini Sreenath, IIT Madras
- Subhashree Nayak, CET Bhubaneswar
- Urja Agrawal, CET Bhubaneswar
- Anupma Arya, NIT Jamshedpur
- Daria Nair, IIT Madras
- Saloni Ranjan, BIT Mesra
- Aakanksha, IIT Kanpur
About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $18.12 billion (INR 117,420 crore) in FY17. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index (2015). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has also been felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2013-14 (received in 2017), Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2016), ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ award from TIME India (2016) and the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from the Ethisphere Institute (2016), IIM Sustainability Award (2015), among several others.
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