Kathmandu, May 20
Ncell has reached 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, incorporating two more engineering faculties under this initiative.
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.
Ncell has agreed to provide scholarships and excellence awards worth Rs 13 million to students under five faculties — Electrical, Electronics, Computer, Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the Pulchowk Campus for five years (2019 to 2023), as per a media release.
Kanishka Gayan Wickrama, chief finance officer of Ncell, and Professor Ramchandra Sapkota, dean of IOE, signed the agreement today amidst a function in Pulchowk Campus.
Under this initiative, Ncell will annually provide 18 scholarships and six excellence awards to the toppers of Electricals, Electronics, Computer, Civil and Mechanical Engineering streams of the campus for five years.
Ncell Scholarships aim to promote the best and brightest minds, whereas Ncell Excellence Awards aim to recognise and felicitate the academic achievers. Both scholarships and excellence awards carry an amount worth Rs 100,000 each.
A version of this article appears in print on May 21, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.