IIT Kharagpur announces scholarships, awards for students

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has announced several new awards and scholarships for its undergraduate students for academics and research following donations by many alumni and corporate.

As per the official press release, the IIT Kharagpur will give nine scholarships and two awards. They will be given this month onwards.

Here’s what Dean, Alumni Affairs at IIT Kharagpur, Subrata Chattopadhyay said:

Since the lower cut-off for the economic background of students for existing scholarships and awards are at such a threshold that students falling in the marginally higher category do not qualify for the benefits, said Subrata Chattopadhyay.

Financial support to students

Considering the cost of living, these students too need some sort of financial support.

“We have increased the threshold of the current family income upto Rs 10 lakh and Rs 15 lakh per year for different scholarships to accommodate more students.”

– Chattopadhyay was quoted as saying in the statement.

Moreover, the institute will also be funding research at undergraduate level from its endowment fund built out of alumni donations over the years.

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