ACC Cements Works launched Vidyasarathi Educational Scholarship Scheme on January 25, for the benefits students of various courses.

The Rs 20 lakh worth scholarship will directly benefit 102 students — 40-UG, 20-ITI, 30-Diploma and 12-Engineering and the scheme proposed to effectively bring the corporate and educational institutes in the education eco-system, K Vamshidhar Reddy, Director Plant, said.

The technology-based education Scholarship scheme is being implemented as part of the Coimbatore Corporations’ Social Capital initiative, which will be implemented in association with e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd, and EduDharma (online crowd funding platform for education), he said.

Launching the scheme, Corporation Commissioner, K Vijay Karthikeyan said that this was a unique scheme, as it was giving an opportunity to the students to design their future.

Giving details of the scheme, Manager CSR, ACC, G S Shyamsunder said the Vidyasaarathi team would visit all the registered institutions and create awareness of the scholarship and support students in filling up the on-line application form.

Students can submit their online application till June 30 and the screening, assessment and physical verifications of the students will be part of the process, he said, adding the scholarship will be awarded in September.

Source: Business Standard