Vidyasaarathi, a unique education scholarship portal powered by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL e-Gov) has announced its partnership with TATA Housing who will be offering scholarships to girl students. Through this partnership, TATA Housing aims to recognize, promote and financially assist the deserving girl students belonging to economically weaker sections of the society. This partnership will open up new avenues for Vidyasaarathi to expand its portfolio in the educational scholarships space; thus catering to a number of underprivileged students.
The scholarship is relevant to students pursuing civil engineering (B.E/ B.Tech.), Bachelors in Architecture (B.Arch) and MBA in Construction Project Management (CPM). The eligibility criteria for B.E / B.Tech scholarship is that the student needs to be pursing the courses and must have an overall minimum percentage of 50% right from SSC and above. The student applying for the MBA scholarship must have completed graduation with an overall percentage of 50%.
Commenting on this collaboration, Mr. Gagan Rai, CEO and MD, NSDL e-Gov, said, “We are delighted to partner with TATA Housing as we continue to revolutionize the education scholarship sector. Along with offering a helping hand to the girl child in the education domain, we are also supporting them to gain necessary skills and expertise to be a part of the flourishing construction industry. Vidyasaarathi follows a transparent route in a controlled environment enabling students across India to pursue higher education and become architects of the future, continuously reinventing themselves”.
“At Tata Housing, it is our constant endeavor to contribute towards the society in a positive way. This partnership with NSDL e-Gov will enable us to efficiently identify, promote and financially assist meritorious girl students belonging to economically weaker sections, so that they are able to complete their education and contribute towards the growth of Real Estate industry” said Mr. Brotin Banerjee, MD and CEO of Tata Housing.
Having benefited a number of students in the pilot phase, NSDL e-Gov has already empaneled a number of educational institutes on board to collaborate for the Vidyasaarathi program. Vidyasaarathi envisions simplifying the process of scholarship attainment in the country by shifting the entire process to the digital world, thereby reducing administrative challenges faced by organizations to support education funding.
The scholarships facilitated by TATA Housing will be disbursed across educational institutions and will be available for girl students from across the country. Up to INR 60,000 per student will be covered per scheme under the scholarships. The dates for the program are as follows:
- Application Submission period – 18th January 2018 to 19th February 2018
- Screening & shortlisting of candidates – 20th February 2018 to 10th March 2018
- Disbursement of the scholarship – 15th March 2018