Launch of a scholarship for women taking STEM courses

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Scholarships allowing them to work on scientific projects in research institutes or companies and to benefit from mentoring support

Scholarships allowing them to work on scientific projects in research institutes or companies and to benefit from mentoring support

Integrated research, development and manufacturing services company Syngene International, in partnership with the Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH) and the Biocon Foundation, has launched a scholarship and mentorship program for women studying science , technology, engineering and mathematics.

Women studying STEM subjects in level 2 and 3 institutions, selected under the program, will receive scholarships to enable them to work on scientific projects in research institutes or companies and will benefit from mentoring.

While 25 scholarships were awarded in the first year of the program, over time the initiative aims to increase the number of women studying STEM subjects and create an empowered network of professional women in STEM. The program is part of Syngene’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative and the company will support it by mentoring students, providing internship opportunities and sponsoring scholarships.

RICH and Biocon Foundation, the charitable arm of the Biocon group of companies, are implementing partners for the program, which was rolled out at an event held at T-Hub here, Sygene said in a statement Wednesday. Attended were Jayesh Ranjan, Industries and IT Secretary, Rashmi Pimpale, CEO of RICH, Mahesh Bhalgat, COO of Syngene International and Anupama Shetty, Mission Director of the Biocon Foundation.

As part of the selection process, RICH, Syngene and Biocon Foundation have partnered with Telangana State Innovation Cell, Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge and WE Hub to reach a wider audience of women currently pursuing studies in STEM subjects at levels 2 and 3. State institutions. Candidates applied by participating in hackathons. Based on the applications received, 25 women were identified by a committee of experts to be sponsored and supervised for 3 to 6 months.

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