In keeping with its commitment to the young generation, Tata Steel on Tuesday announced a scholarship programme titled Women-Of-Mettle, a pioneering initiative to encourage gender diversity in the manufacturing industry.
The programme aimed to identify, groom and encourage female engineering talent for a sector that historically has had imbalanced gender representation, a Tata Steel press release said.
Female students in their second year of engineering from select 45+ engineering institutes across India are invited to be a part of this programme.
The interested applicants, post initial stage of profile screening, will undergo a rigorous selection process, which entails working on a technical challenge and the top 30 female students will present their proposed solution to a jury of experts and professionals.
Post evaluation, top 10 winners will be eligible for the scholarship amounting Rs 1 Lakh each, which will be given in the third and fourth year of the course.
The winners also get the opportunity to do a paid internship (3rd year), receive mentorship from the senior leadership of the organisation, sponsorship to participate in technical conferences and a pre-placement job offer.
Rest 20 candidates will be eligible for pre-placement interviews during the final recruitment process.
Speaking on ‘Women-Of-Mettle’ Scholarship programme Vice-President, HRM, Tata Steel, Suresh Dutt Tripathi said at the Tata Steel, gender diversity is not about ensuring that we have a certain percentage of women working for the organization.
“It is rather about ensuring that we attract the best people into the group, be it men or women, and offer them an equal and fair opportunity to develop their skills and contribute to our growth and success,” he said.