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Tata Steel announces the winners of season 3 of ‘Women Of Mettle’ scholarship programme

Jamshedpur , September 05, 2019

~ Himani Patel from NIT Suratkal emerge as the winner, Tanya Maurya from BIT Mesra and Swati Kumari from NIT Rourkela secure the 1st and 2nd Runner-up positions respectively ~

~ The 6 month-long programme culminated with the Grand Finale held in Jamshedpur yesterday ~

~ Top 10 women of mettle receive a scholarship of Rs 2 lakh each and an opportunity to join Tata Steel as Management Trainee Technical ~

~ Over 700 second year students from over 50 premier engineering institutes participated ~

Tata Steel announced the winners of the 3rd season of its pioneering initiative ‘Women Of Mettle’ scholarship programme, aimed at encouraging gender diversity and inclusion in the manufacturing sector. The 3rd edition of the programme witnessed participation from 700 plus second year female engineering students from over 50 premier engineering institutes across India, including the IITs, NITs and the likes.

The winners were announced yesterday at the Grand Finale held in Jamshedpur. The occasion was graced by the presence of Mr. Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety, Health & Sustainability), Tata Steel, and Mr. Avneesh Gupta, Vice President, Shared Services, Tata Steel, as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively. In addition, they were also part of the esteemed jury panel.

The top 10 women of mettle receive Rs.2 lakh scholarship each, disbursed over the next two years - in their 3rd and 4th year of the engineering course. They will also be given an opportunity to work with Tata Steel as a paid intern in their third year followed by an offer to join the Tata Steel family as a Management Trainee Technical (MTT). Women of Mettle ranked 11 to 30 are given a paid internship opportunity; the candidates ranked between 31 to 50 are given pre-placement interview (PPI) opportunity.

Since the inception of this unique and pioneering initiative in 2017, a total of 21 women have joined the Tata Steel family as employees (MTTs) through the programme.

WOM initiative was set up to identify, groom, and encourage female engineering talent for India’s manufacturing sector. The applicants go through a rigorous selection process that involves exploring and designing solutions to technical challenges. Out of the total applicants, a total of 50 participants are shortlisted basis the technical assessment. These select group of 50 then work on specially curated case challenges for a period of 1.5 months under the guidance of assigned mentors and present it to the jury. Top 10 women of mettle are subsequently selected to present their ideas and solutions to the esteemed jury in the grand finale. Participants in the third season of WOM represented a diverse background of 2nd year of B. Tech. students specialising in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Metallurgy, Mining, Industrial Engineering, Mining Machinery, Mineral Processing, Chemical, Civil Engineering, Ceramic Engineering and Production Engineering.

WOM scholarship programme - season 3 | Top 3:

Name Institute Position
Himani Patel NIT Suratkal Winner
Tanya Maurya Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra First Runner-up
Swati Kumari NIT Rourkela Second Runner-up

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About Tata Steel Campus Connect

Tata Steel has introduced various Campus Connect programmes and platforms for bright, young minds in high schools, engineering and management institutes to help them develop and hone their intellect in areas of research and development, operational excellence, business strategy and excellence, astronomy, etc. The idea is to foster a collaborative environment amongst students, academia and corporate houses and provide unique, dynamic and aspiring career opportunities for the young talent of India. The four key initiatives under the ‘Campus Connect’ concept are: Mind Over Matter, Steel-a-thon, Tata Steel Young Astronomer Talent Search, and Women Of Mettle.

For more information on Campus Connect, visit

Website: http://www.tatasteel.com/careers/campus-connect/  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TataSteelCampusConnect/   

Twitter: @TSCampusConnect

About Tata Steel                         
Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $22.67 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2019. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd).

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.

Tata Steel retained the ‘Global Steel Industry Leader’ position in the DJSI 2018. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘GreenPro’ certification for products (Tata Pravesh Steel Doors, Tata Structura, Tata Pipes) by CII, Authorized Economic Operator  (AEO) status (Tier 2) by the Directorate of International Customs (Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India), ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (2018) and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2019) by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the eight time (2019), Steel Sustainability Champion (2018) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2019), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2018), ‘Best Companies To Work For’ recognition by Business Today, 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

In 2018, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow www.wealsomaketomorrow.com

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