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Tata Steel Announces Winners of 'Women Of Mettle' Season 7 Scholarship Programme

Mumbai, September 22, 2023

~Mihira Karanjai and Nikita Sharma from ISM Dhanbad emerged as the winner of season 7; Swati Agrawal from NIT Jamshedpur bagged the first runner-up position; and Shivanshi Arora from IIT Roorkee, took the second runner-up slot~

~Over 2900 talented participants from 55+ premier engineering institutes showcased their brilliance~

~Top 10 participants will get a scholarship of ₹2 lakhs each and an opportunity to join Tata Steel as a Management Trainee Technical~

Tata Steel announced the winners of the 7th season of its pioneering initiative ‘Women Of Mettle’ scholarship programme, aimed to induct bright young women engineers into the manufacturing sector. The theme for this season was "Greenovation," aligning with the Company’s commitment to sustainable innovation and gender diversity in technical areas. This year, Tata Steel also introduced team participation.

In its 7th season, Women of Mettle continues to be a platform where young and talented women engineers rise to meet technical challenges. This unique intellectual marathon provides students with the opportunity to experience diverse cross-functional challenges and engage with Tata Steel's senior management, who serve as tutors and mentors throughout the competition.

This season witnessed the participation of over 2900 talented students from 55+ premier engineering institutes across the country, showcasing their brilliance and dedication to engineering excellence. After a rigorous selection process, the top 10 participants have emerged as shining stars.

Mihira Karanjai and Nikita Sharma from ISM Dhanbad emerged as the winner of season 7. Swati Agrawal from NIT Jamshedpur bagged the first runner-up position and Shivanshi Arora from IIT Roorkee, took the second runner-up slot.

Atrayee Sanyal, Vice President, Human Resource Management, Tata Steel, said: “Tata Steel extends its heartfelt congratulations to the winners and participants of Women of Mettle Season 7, as well as its appreciation to all the institutes and individuals who supported and contributed to this programme. Women of Mettle is more than just a competition; it's a testament to Tata Steel's unwavering commitment to nurturing and empowering the next generation of women engineers. It underscores our belief that fostering diversity and providing meaningful opportunities for talented young minds in engineering is key to driving innovation and progress. We are proud to witness these outstanding young women engineers, charting a path towards a brighter and more inclusive future for the manufacturing sector."

‘Women Of Mettle’, aimed at promoting gender diversity and inclusion in the manufacturing sector, was launched in 2017. Since its inception, the programme has been instrumental in identifying, grooming, and encouraging female engineering talent in India’s manufacturing sector. The idea is to foster a collaborative environment among students, academia, and the corporate sector to provide young women in India with unique and aspiring career opportunities.

As part of the programme, participants are subjected to a rigorous selection procedure that includes a variety of technical hurdles. The candidates work on real-life technical challenges and the top 10 shortlists work and present their solutions to the esteemed Jury at the grand finale of the competition. Winners are selected based on the presentation, feasibility, and quality of the proposed solutions. The top 10 candidates get a scholarship of ₹2,00,000 each in addition to an opportunity to pursue a career at Tata Steel. They can join Tata Steel as a Technical Intern, and subsequently receive a Pre-Placement Offer (PPO). The candidates, ranked 11-50, are also given an opportunity for a summer internship and Pre-Placement interview opportunities in the third year of their engineering course.


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About Tata Steel

  • Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 35 million tonnes per annum.
  • It is one of the world's most geographically diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world.
  • The group recorded a consolidated turnover of ~US$30.3 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2023.
  • A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Limited, together with its subsidiaries, associates, and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 77,000.
  • Tata Steel has announced its major sustainability objectives including Net Zero Carbon by 2045, Net Zero Water consumption by 2030, improving Ambient Air Quality and No Net loss in Biodiversity by 2030.
  • The Company has been on a multi-year digital-enabled business transformation journey intending to be the leader in ‘Digital Steel making by 2025’. The Company has received the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants.
  • Tata Steel aspires to have 25% diverse workforce by 2025. The Company has been recognised with the World Economic Forum’s Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Lighthouse 2023.
  • The Company has been a part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has been consistently ranked amongst top 10 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016.
  • Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur Plant is India’s first site to receive ResponsibleSteelTM Certification.
  • Received Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, 2023 Steel Sustainability Champion recognition from worldsteel for six years in a row, 2022 ‘Supplier Engagement Leader’ recognition by CDP, Top performer in Iron and Steel sector in Dun & Bradstreet's India's top 500 companies 2022, No. 1 brand in India in the Mining and Metals industry in Top 100 brand rankings for 2023 by Brand Finance, and ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute.
  • Received 2022 ERM Global Award of Distinction, ‘Masters of Risk’ - Metals & Mining Sector recognition at The India Risk Management Awards for the seventh consecutive year, and Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY20 from ICAI, among several others.

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