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Tata Steel Annual Scholars' Meet Begins Today

Jamshedpur, June 24, 2017

A two-day Tata Steel Scholars’ meet organised by Tata Steel’s Tribal Cultural Society started today at TCC, Sonari. Mr. B K Das, Vice President, Iron Making, Tata Steel, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

He called upon the Tata Steel Scholars to always be on the lookout for learning opportunities. “For this, on occasions you may be required to step into the unknown. Muster courage for it and don’t fear from exploring the unknown as long as it offers you learning opportunities,” said Mr B K Das.

A total of 70 Tata Steel Scholars participated in the meet.

A session on `Business Etiquette’ was conducted by Ms Rupa Mahanty, an alumna of IIM Calcutta.  She asked the Tata Steel Scholars “not to forget” their background and “never feel” they are less than anyone.

Tata Steel Scholars Programme offers mentoring support along with financial assistance to the poor SC/ST students who make it some of the country’s top-notch institutes like IIT, NIT, TISS, XIMB, etc.

Mr Biren Ramesh Bhuta, Chief, CSR, Tata Steel, Ms Urmila Ekka, Head, Tribal Cultural Society were also present during the meet, along with other CSR staff.

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.

Kulvin Suri
Chief, Corporate Communications, India & SEA
Tata Steel