New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has partnered with Verizon India to launch a merit-cum-means scholarship for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to study BSc in Programming and Data Science.
Preference in selection for the scholarship, called ‘V Provide Right Opportunity to Power Enabled Learning’, or ‘V PROPEL’, will be given to meritorious women and students with disabilities, according to an IIT Madras statement quoted by NDTV.
IIT Madras’ BSc degree in Programming and Data Science started in 2020 in online mode.
The scholarship is aimed at supporting meritorious students whose annual family income is less than Rs 1 lakh. Shortlisted students will get financial aid for four academic terms.
“Verizon India has been a long-time supporter of our efforts in helping deserving students on their education journey. We are delighted to partner with them again to support financially distressed students in the BSc program in Programming and Data Science,” Dean, Alumni and Corporate Relations, IIT Madras, Professor Mahesh Panchagnula was quoted as saying by NDTV.
“We are thrilled to be associated with IIT Madras for our third project and are very happy to be able to make a difference in the lives of these young aspirants coming from the underserved communities through V PROPEL…with this initiative in collaboration with a premier institute like IIT Madras, we aim to provide a platform for students to build a career in Programming and Data Science which is a future-focussed domain and equip them with the knowledge and skills to become successful data scientists and data engineers of tomorrow,” Managing Director, Verizon India, Vijayaraman Subramanian said.
Verizon India and IIT Madras will jointly host a webinar on March 25 for further details about the scholarship programme.