Reliance Foundations invites applications from students; aims to upskill them for social good

Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Limited has opened invitations from students across the country where once selected they will be granted and upskilled.
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Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Limited, is now open for applications from students from across all socio-economic backgrounds. The Foundation aims to identify and support 100 of India’s brightest undergraduate and postgraduate students- and nurture their skills to innovate for social good.

Once selected, these students will have to go through a competitive selection process, which includes an online application and interviews with a panel of leading Indian and international experts. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit and applicants.  

Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani

The applications are open for first-year undergraduate and postgraduate students from institutes across India pursuing degree programmes in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Computing, and Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering. There is no entry fee to apply.

Reliance Foundation will nurture and support these bright scholars with a holistic development programme- which includes interactions with leading global experts, industry exposure, internships and volunteering opportunities.

Through the Reliance Foundation Scholarships, up to 60 undergraduate students will receive a grant of up to Rs 4 lakh each, while about 40 postgraduate students will be awarded up to Rs 6 lakh each for the duration of their degree.

Earlier this year 76 first-year undergraduate and postgraduate students were awarded the first Reliance Foundation Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Computer Sciences. The Reliance Foundation Scholars are enrolled full-time in selected eligible degrees across 21 of the country’s top science and engineering institutes, representing 14 states across India. Reportedly, this first cohort of students has already participated in several professionally enhancing sessions with industry experts.  

The scholarships are part of Reliance Foundation’s ongoing focus to develop and improve access to world-class education from early childhood to higher studies.

The Reliance Foundation Schools provide quality education to 14,000 students a year, while the Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarships have provided over 12,500 scholarships since 1996, on a merit-cum means basis for students to pursue higher education. The Jio Institute is poised to be a world-class multi-disciplinary higher education and research institution.

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