New Delhi: GAIL (India) Limited, in line with their endeavour to support and sponsor 100 odd students under its flagship program of GAIL Utkarsh Super 100, attains a record breaking high, with 71 students in the IIT-JEE, clearing out of 96 students qualified in the mains. This is by now the biggest score of successful candidates that GAIL nurtured through Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership at the Kanpur center.
Started in 2009-10 with GAIL Utkarsh 30, the second stint of the program was for 60 students in 2010-11 which then culminated to GAIL Utkarsh 100 from 2011-12 onwards. Till last year, a total of 511 students were admitted to study engineering in prestigious institutions including IIT-JEE and NITs.
GAIL has been undertaking the developments of poor but talented students whose parents’ annual income come up to INR 2.50 lakh per annum. Students are selected via open tests conducted through a school to school outreach program and interviews. They are given free coaching with mock exams being conducted in addition to class room teachings at the center. This program is undertaken by the organization as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility and is one of the flagship projects of the company.
GAIL India Ltd has provided scholarship to all the students who have secured seats in the engineering colleges through the “GAIL Charitable & Educational Trust”. Students received INR. 24000/- annually to help them meet their academics fees etc.