BANGALORE: Bangalore based Societe Generale Global Solution Centre (SG GSC), a subsidiary of the France based Societe Generale Group, announced the second phase of their scholarship programme — ‘SG GSC India Talent Scholarship,’ as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives to fund higher education for talented students with financial difficulties.
This is the second year of the ‘SG GSC India Talent Scholarship’ programme. This year it received over 150 applications from the top institutes in India out of which the top ten students received the scholarship. SG GSC leadership team selected the scholarship recipients after a face to face interview and evaluating various factors like academic performance, need, impact and the potential recipient ambitions.
The chosen students represent Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad; Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; and International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore.
Samir K Barua, Director, IIM Ahmedabad said, “The cost of higher education in India has galloped over the last few years. This has made it difficult for talented youngsters who hail from families with modest means to pursue higher education. The scholarships from SG GSC, as a part of its CSR initiative, would go a long way in alleviating the hurdles faced by bright and motivated youngsters to blossom in life through education”
The objective of the programme is to groom future leaders.
Its mentorship programme assigns each student to an individual senior manager in the company. The mentors would help the students to navigate through their course with proper career counselling and support given in multiple ways through training like ‘campus to corporate,’ where there are career counselled and their interview skills
“One year later, when I look back, I realise that financial support was just a part of the promise that SG GSC had made and honoured. Fresh out of college, not knowing a bit about corporate life, SG has equipped me to face the future with confidence through its counselling and mentoring” said Saba Rahman from IIM-B, who qualified the
Deepa Ravi from IIIT-B said, “This programme is a blend of academic guidance and corporate opportunity. I personally had consulted my mentor regarding my choice with respect to courses in the second semester of my PG (MTech — IT) and he patiently guided me through. I was given an opportunity to croon my skills under his auspices, that is, my project elective involved developing a web based tool and I got a live project which I could work on and develop an exciting tool.”