Jamshedpur : As part of its Affirmative Action policy, Tata Steel offers
Jyoti Fellowship to meritorious students from economically backward Scheduled Caste and
Scheduled Tribe families to enable them accomplish educational and career aspirations.
Tata Steel’s Tribal Cultural Society identifies deserving candidates from its operational areas on the basis of merit test.
This year, the Tribal Cultural Society organized Jyoti Fellowship Award Function yesterday
(January 24, 2014) at the Tribal Culture Centre, Sonari.
Mr. Sunil Bhaskaran, Dy VP, Corporate Services, Tata Steel graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for the award function.
Mrs. Tripti Roy, Ethics Counsellor, Tata Steel, Ms. Bachendri Pal, Chief Adventure Programme,
Tata Steel and Mr. Umesh Anand, Editor in Chief, Civil Society Magazine were the Special Guests.
Mr. Biren Bhuta, Chief CSR, Mrs. Urmila Ekka, Sr. Manager, Tribal Services along with team members were also present on the occasion.
In FY13-14, a sum of Rs 1.17 crores shall be disbursed amongst 1563 students of Jharkhand who
are pursuing education in colleges and professional institutes.
Considering the inflation this year scholarship amount has been enhanced by 50%. Along with fellowship, all the 533 school level awardees were given a solar lantern and certificate.
To further motivate the students, top five scorers in the merit tests organized by the Tribal Cultural Society were provided a Tablet computer.