210 students have received the scholarship since 2007
Kalinganagar, February 13, 2023: Eighteen students from displaced families of Tata Steel Kalinganagar have been awarded ‘Tata Steel Parivar Scholarship’ for 2022-23 on Monday at Corporate Services Hall of Tata Steel Kalinganagar near Duburi in Jajpur district of Odisha.
Sankar Biswas, Chief, Mechanical Maintenance, TSK graced the occasion as chief guest along with Prakash Sanjay, Chief, Security, TSK & TSM, Subrat Mahapatra, Head, Rehabilitation & Resettlement, TSK and Subhransu Sekhar Panda, Head, Corporate Communications, TSK & TSM. The dignitaries awarded the scholarships to the students in presence of other officials, leaders from the community and family members of displaced persons.
Out of the total 18 students, 5 are new students to receive the scholarship and have opted to pursue Diploma courses. While six of the candidates are pursuing Engineering, eleven students are undergoing Diploma courses in different Engineering streams and one is pursing MBA. The scholarship entails full tuition fee, admission fee and hostel dues of the students for the entire course duration.
Congratulating the students for the scholarship, Sankar Biswas said “That Steel is committed towards the development of the people in and around in areas of operation and this scholarship is one such step towards this commitment. With this initiative, Tata Steel aims to groom and support the youngsters for a better career that would transform the life of their families. Benefits of industrialization must reach the displaced families who have partnered in the development of Kalinganagar.”
Introduced in 2007, the Tata Steel Parivar Scholarship, is over and above the mandates of Rehabilitation and Resettlement policy. It aims to fulfil the dreams and aspirations of hundreds of meritorious students from the relocated families of Tata Steel Kalinganagar plant who were otherwise getting deprived of higher education due to lack of awareness. The scheme is widely recognized as an international best practice in ensuring that the next generation does not merely get employed in un-skilled jobs but get to avail opportunities to compete with the best. Under the scheme, financial assistance is provided to students who have secured admissions in various recognised institutions to pursue professional courses like B-Tech, MBBS, MBA and Diploma in engineering streams.
It may be noted here that since 2007, Tata Steel has provided this scholarship to 210 students from the displaced families. Tata Steel seeks to encourage more and more children from displaced families to take advantage of the programme and develop skills for a better future.