An amount of Rs.11.73 lakhs towards fellowship was disbursed among the students enrolled in various schools and colleges. Other than the scholarship, top four performers were awarded with one tablet each. A book on English grammar was also given away to all the 227 students who qualified for scholarship.
As part of its Affirmative Action Policy, Tata Steel offers Jyoti Fellowship to meritorious students from economically weak SC and ST families to enable them to accomplish educational and career aspirations. Tata Steel’s Tribal Cultural Society identifies deserving candidates from operational areas of the Company based on a merit test.
This year, the merit test was conducted in various schools and colleges of Joda, Jhumpura and Champua block of Keonjhar district and Koida block of Sundergarh district of Odisha. In Joda, till date, 1557 fellowship has been distributed in the last seven years.