IET Scholarships Award receives enthusiastic response with over 250 entries received in ten days
- Deadline for submissions closes on March 15
Bangalore, February 18, 2013 – In just over a week since call for entries were announced for the
inaugural IET India Scholarship Awards 2013, over 250 engineering students including budding women
student engineers have applied for the prestigious scholarship award that has a total prize money of Rs.
8 lakhs across various categories.
“Engineering students from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh,
West Bengal and Jammu & Kashmir, have already applied and momentum is building as the deadline for
submissions closes on 15 March this year,” noted Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head, IET India.
The IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) has instituted the annual IET Scholarship Awards
this year, to underline the organisation’s commitment to India’s engineering community and incentivise
young people entering the engineering and technology profession.
Engineering students from across India can apply for this prestigious scholarship via a dedicated website http://scholarships.theiet.in that provides eligibility criteria and other details of the scholarship award, and also allows students to apply online. For the 2013 award cycle, only second–year students are
eligible, whereas in 2014, both second and third year students can apply. In 2015 and beyond, however,
second, third and fourth year B.Tech students, are all eligible.
Members of the Advisory committee for IET India Scholarship Awards are: Dr. A. Chakrabarti, Chair
of the IET India Scholarship Committee, Former Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University and current
Vice Chairman of West Bengal State Council of Higher Education as Chair, Prof. Sadagopan, Director
of International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore; Dr. P Aravindan , Director Research
& Development, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute University, Chennai; Dr. (Mrs.) Balvinder
Shukla, Actg. Vice Chancellor of Amity University UP; Dr. H. P Khincha, Ex Vice Chancellor Visvesvaraya
Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka; Dr. S. S Murthy, Vice Chancellor of Central University of
Karnataka, Gulbarga; Dr. Madhuri Joshi, Professor in Electronics & Telecommunication Dept., College of
Engineering, Pune; Dr. Samarjit Sengupta, Department of Applied Physics, University of Calcutta.
About the IET:
Founded 140 years ago, the IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering
and technology community. The IET has more than 152,000 members in 127 countries, with active
networks of members in 37 countries. In India, the IET has over 5,000 members and focuses on the
Energy, Information and Communications, Transport and Built Environment sectors.
Part of its remit is promoting, recognising and rewarding excellence and it does this through four
awards programmes: The Ambition Awards, Achievement Awards, Innovation Awards and Young
Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. The IET India Scholarship award is part of the IET Ambition Awards
programme that includes a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships, competitions and
travel awards encouraging young people to enter the engineering and technology profession and
providing financial support throughout university.