Analytics and AI (Artificial Intelligence) solutions company, Course5 Intelligence, has launched its first multi-year scholarship program for higher education – the Course5 Academic Scholarship Programme in association with Swades Foundation, a Mumbai-based NGO working towards rural empowerment and development. The company initiated this programme on Wednesday with the first batch of 40 scholarship winners from rural Maharashtra. The students will be mentored and supported throughout the duration of their chosen courses.
Launched under the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) function called Course5 Cares, the current programme will fund undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Engineering and Technology for capable students from economically underprivileged backgrounds from rural Maharashtra. This scholarship programme enables Course5’s purpose to support talent that has high potential and give them the exposure, platform and ecosystem to thrive. The programme will seek to enable these students to be the best at what they do and work with the best companies in the world.
While the company will provide the scholarships, Course5’s employees will partner in this initiative by mentoring the students to become industry-ready. Course5 will also provide internship projects to the students and may hire them upon graduation.
The Course5 Academic Scholarship Program will be enabled by Swades Foundation. They will help identify deserving students with due diligence on their educational and economic backgrounds, ensure the funds provided by Course5 are used as intended and monitor students’ progress till completion of their studies.
Highlighting the objectives of the initiative, Ashwin Mittal, Chairman and CEO, Course5 Intelligence said, “The privilege to get a higher education goes a long way in shaping a lifetime of opportunities for a person and the generations that follow. This aligns with Course5’s purpose of creating world-class talent and giving it an opportunity to thrive. We will provide both financial support and mentoring to these students. We believe that supporting students who are capable and who will go on to achieve professional success will create a ripple effect of growth and upliftment of their entire families and communities.”
Speaking on the programme, Mangesh Wange, CEO, Swades Foundation said, “Providing equal opportunities to rural communities, especially to the young ones, is a must for the sustainable development we want to achieve for India! This Course5 Academic Scholarship Program starts with 40 such aspiring students from rural Raigad to pursue higher education, achieve their dreams and contribute to the development of their families, villages and the nation. I sincerely thank Course5 Intelligence for their support and together we wish to reach many more needy rural students across India.”
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