Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India Pvt Ltd, (RNTBCI) an automotive technology and business centre supporting automakers Renault and Nissan, globally, has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras here, to offer scholarships for aspiring students, the premier research institute said on Friday. Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative would provide financial assistance to 100 students hailing from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a bachelor degree in programming and data science at IIT-Madras.
IIT-Madras introduced the B Sc Programming and Data Science in 2020 as its first online degree course. The programme has been designed to cater to candidates from all educational backgrounds and it would be attractive for students keen on taking up a career in data science and programming.
The last date to apply for both the course and scholarship is till December 21, 2021, for January 2022 term.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by Debashis Neogi, Managing Director, RNTBCI, Ramakrishnan Ramanathan, Vice President, Renault Quality and Head CSR, Prof. Prathap Haridoss, Dean (Academic Courses), IIT Madras and Prof. Andrew Thangaraj, Coordinator, IIT Madras BSc Program on December 15, 2021, as per the statement released by the Institute.
”We are delighted to partner with IIT Madras to empower 100 students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their dreams to build a career in programming and data science,” RNTBCI Managing Director, Debashis Neogi who took part in the inaugural ceremony said.
”At RNTBCI, we encourage social commitment through our endeavours in various community development initiatives through CSR activities. The importance of data science is evident in almost every aspect of life and with absolute certainty, we could say that the boundless potential of the students will be harnessed at IIT Madras,” he said.