SRINAGAR: Panchkula Engineering College Wednesday announced a ‘special’ scholarship schemes for Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a press conference here Vice President of the group, Shikhir Gupta said the scholarships would be offered to students taking admission for BTech, MTech and MBA courses in the college.
While elaborating on the scholarships scheme to be offered to the students, Gupta said that the college would be offering scholarships of up to Rs. 80,000 to all students belonging to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, who enroll for admission into the college in various courses in the Academic year 2014-15.
“A unique feature of these scholarships would be that they shall run throughout the course of study,” he said.
He added that the management of the college was well aware of the difficult conditions under which an average student in the state completes school education. “By offering these scholarships the college aims to provide an initial impetus to the students of the state in the field of technical education and to help them pursue quality education,” he said
He also added that the scholarship schemes offered by the Ministry of HRD are limited in number and are not benefitting all the students as there is widespread ignorance about them which has led to large scale exploitation of the students. The college by offering these scholarship schemes intends to contribute towards its social responsibility of developing the human recourses through improved access to technical education.
Speaking on the occasion Dean Academics, Archana Zutshi said that the college was established near Chandigarh, Haryana in the year 2008, and has, since then, risen to be a nodal centre for imparting quality education in the fields of Engineering and Management.
She also stressed upon the importance of a strong academic foundation which has helped the students of the college to make a mark for themselves in various companies of repute within a few years of their graduation from the college.