Tata Steel announces the Winners of Manufacturing Sector’s First-Ever Women of Mettle Scholarship Programme

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Jamshedpur: Tata Steel, today, announced the winners of its pioneering initiative, ‘Women of Mettle’ Scholarship programme, aimed at encouraging gender diversity in the manufacturing sector.

In keeping with its commitment to the young generation, Tata Steel announced the scholarship programme, ‘Women of Mettle’ in January 2017. The programme aims to identify, groom and encourage female engineering talent for a sector that historically has imbalanced gender representation. Female students in their second year of engineering from select 45+ engineering institutes across India were invited to be a part of this initiative. Through a rigorous multi-phase process, a total of 30 candidates were selected for the 2-day finale, which witnessed an amazing showcase of talent, hard work and competitiveness. Top 11 candidates emerged as the winners of the 2017 edition. The winners are eligible for a scholarship amount of Rs.2 lakh (Rs.1 lakh in the 3rd and 4th year respectively), internship opportunity in their third year, sponsorship to participate in technical conferences, a pre-placement job offer and mentorship from the senior leadership of the organisation.

Speaking at the Grand finale of ‘Women of Mettle’ Scholarship programme, Suresh Dutt Tripathi, Vice President, HRM, Tata Steel said, “Our constant pursuit of excellence has enabled us to take up new challenges and set industry benchmarks. Building an equitable culture and a diverse leadership team is a responsibility we take seriously. Women of Mettle is one of the first programmes in the manufacturing industry where we not only provide scholarships but a career at Tata Steel.”

The winners of the Women of Mettle Scholarship Programme (2017 edition) are:

1. Sharon Manvika Deva, NIT Warangal
6. Subhashree Nayak, CET Bhubaneswar
2. Megharanjini, CET Bhubaneswar
7. Urja Agrawal, CET Bhubaneswar
3. Dedeepya Regatti, NIT Warangal
8. Anupma Arya, NIT Jamshedpur
4. Khyati Mahatab, CET Bhubaneswar
9. Daria Nair, IIT Madras
5. Ragini Sreenath, IIT Madras
10. Saloni Ranjan, BIT Mesra

11. Aakanksha, IIT Kanpur