July 3: In order to encourage and support talented engineering students, Ncell Private Limited has signed an agreement with the Institute of Engineering (IOE), Pulchowk Campus to give continuity to the coveted ‘Ncell Scholarships and Excellence Awards’ programme for the next five years.
This initiative under Ncell’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aims at encouraging and supporting technical education with an effort to expand and diversify the professional engineering field among the youth, the company posted on its website.
Ncell said on Tuesday that it has agreed to provide scholarships and excellence awards worth Rs 13 million to students in five faculties—electrical, electronics, computer, civil and mechanical engineering at the Pulchowk Campus for five years (2019-2023).
So far, a total of 60 students have been granted with Ncell Scholarships and 20 students have received Ncell Excellence Awards. Ncell said it has already provided scholarships and awards worth Rs 8 million to the students of three faculties— electrical, electronics and computer engineering till date since it started this initiative in 2014.
Under this initiative, Ncell said it will now provide 18 scholarships and 6 excellence awards to the toppers of electricals, electronics, computer, civil and mechanical engineering of the campus annually for five years.
Ncell Scholarships aim to promote the best and brightest minds, whereas Ncell Excellence Awards aim to recognize and felicitate the academic achievers. Both scholarships and excellence awards carry a purse of Rs 100,000 each.
According to the company, the distribution of the scholarships and excellence awards will be amongst the toppers and scholars of the five engineering faculties of the campus based on annual score obtained.
As per the agreement, the scholarships will be awarded to the topper student of 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year of each faculty. Similarly, one female topper among all female students of the five faculties will also receive the scholarship.
As for the excellence awards, based on cumulative sore of 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year and 4th year, toppers of each faculty and additional one female topper among all female students of the five engineering streams will be honoured with the Ncell Excellence Awards.