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Empowerment Through Education

Giving back to the community to bring about positive change & transformation has been the stated objective of the KC Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) since its foundation in 1953. Ever since then, the trust has been actively encouraging the best and brightest students by providing scholarships for post graduate studies in top international universities.

KCMET recently announced the grant of 55 scholarships for post graduate studies abroad. The Trust had received 1,246 applications, out of which 90 were shortlisted, following a careful evaluation by the selection committee. The shortlisted candidates included 23 graduates from the various IITs, alumni from premier educational institutions such as BITS Pilani, National Law Schools, etc.

KCMET announced that the top four scholars will be awarded Rs 8 lakhs each, while the rest will receive Rs 4 lakhs. “I hope that each one of our scholars uses this unique opportunity to not only pursue their educational goals, but also creates a positive future impact on the communities in which they live and work,” said Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group.

“The ongoing pandemic has significantly disrupted the higher education sector, which is a critical driver of a country’s economic future,’ added Mr Mahindra, who headed the Selection Committee. “Despite these unprecedented times, we were able to facilitate the programme for students through virtual interviews.”

The students, who have secured admission to highly regarded international universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, and UC Berkeley, will pursue their post-graduate studies in a wide range of subjects including Computer Science, Engineering, MBA, Architecture, Design, Law, Public Policy and Economics.

Founded by the late KC Mahindra, the KCMET has continuously strived to promote literacy and higher learning in India. The goal was to transform the lives of Indians through education, by providing financial assistance across age and income strata.

Over the last 67 years, KCMET’s educational initiatives have dispersed over USD 88 million in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans, and have touched the lives of over 400,000 deserving students.

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