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Tata Steel offers Jyoti Fellowship to 683 SC/ST students

Jamshedpur, December 08, 2017

Tata Steel today felicitated 683 economically weak, meritorious SC/ST students at its Jyoti Fellowship Award Ceremony organised at Tribal Culture Centre, Sonari, Jamshedpur. Mr Sandeep Dhir, Chief, HRM (Steel), Tata Steel graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

An amount of over Rs. 37 lakhs towards Fellowship was disbursed among the students enrolled in schools and colleges across East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan districts of Jharkhand.

Other than the scholarship, top seven performers of Jyoti Fellowship Test—six school students and a college student—walked away with a computer tablet. A book on English grammar was also given away to all the 184 class 7 students who qualified for the scholarship support.

 Speaking on the occasion Mr Sandeep Dhir said, “It’s doesn’t matter where you come from. What really matters is where you want to go. So, you all should be very clear about your career goals.” Education is a potent tool that can bring about positive changes in your lives” he added.

Sona Ram Hembrom, a class 10 student who received the scholarship said, “With his meagre earnings, my farmer father cannot support my school education. Jyoti Fellowship has come as a huge support for me and my family”.

Mr Jiren Xavier Topno, Head, Tribal Culture, Tata Steel, encouraged the students to work wholeheartedly for retaining the scholarship throughout their schooling.

As part of its Affirmative Action Policy, Tata Steel offers Jyoti Fellowship to meritorious students from economically weak SC and ST families to enable them to accomplish educational and career aspirations. Tata Steel’s Tribal Cultural Society (TCS) identifies deserving candidates from operational areas of the Company based on a merit test.

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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