TATA AIG and Avanti Fellows have launched a scholarship program for the girl students from the JNVs in the North East region. The TATA AIG-Avanti Fellows scholarship program provides financial assistance for the able but marginalized girls in North East India. Launched in 2020, this scholarship program has been aiding 89 girl students.
As of now, the 89 beneficiaries of this scholarship program are pursuing their UG programs in Engineering and Medical streams in the premier institutes across the country. This scholarship program supports the girl students with financial aid ranging from Rs.80,000/- to Rs.1,60,000/- per academic year till the completion of their UG programs. The scholarship covers the tuition fee, the hostel fee, the mess fee, the exam fee, and other academic-associated expenses.
The beneficiaries of this scholarship shall receive financial aid for the duration of their undergraduate education (4 to 5 years depending on the course of study, i.e. Engineering or Medicine), subject to their performance during their academic tenure.
To serve communities in North-East India under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focused on ‘education’
To financially support meritorious & needy SC/ST/EWS girl students of JNV schools in their under-graduation studies at premier educational institutes for Engineering & Medical streams
Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited is a joint venture company between Tata Group and American International Group (AIG). Since TATA AIG General Insurance Company Limited commenced operations in India on January 22, 2001, the Company has grown strongly to emerge as the preferred private general insurance company in India with several pioneering firsts to its credit. The Company offers a wide range of general insurance covers for businesses and individuals including a comprehensive range of general insurance products for Liability, Marine Cargo, Personal Accident, Travel, Rural-Agriculture Insurance, etc. With more than 200 offices spread across India, the Company has a robust multi-channel distribution network of 22,000+ licensed agents and 390+ licensed brokers. The Company has a workforce of over 5,000 employees, including 550+ claim experts and a dedicated Customer Service & Operations team (as of March 2019), consistently delivering superior service experiences powered by the latest innovations in technology.
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Tata AIG has always strived for stakeholder value creation not only through its insurance products, and services but also through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) endeavors thereby contributing to the larger purpose of nation-building and societal well-being. As a responsible corporate citizen, Tata AIG continues to strive for improving the quality of life of communities - especially the needy and deserving, underprivileged and socio-economically backward, under its CSR initiatives. Inclusion, diversity, and sustainability in CSR interventions are the key guiding forces that enable the company to contribute to societal well-being. The company has been supporting the community, one of its key stakeholders, in myriad ways over the years by striking a fine balance between meeting proximate or local area needs and contributing to national priority initiatives. The strategic investment areas for the company’s CSR include Education, Healthcare, Integrated Rural Development, Disaster response, and Environmental Sustainability.
Avanti Fellows is an award-winning non-profit organization established in 2010 by Harvard and IIT Bombay alumni Akshay Saxena and Krishna Ramkumar. Avanti aims to improve the quality of education and opportunities for able but marginalized students, with a cost-effective scalable model, which combines technological innovation, career counseling, and collaborative peer learning. Our mission is to provide high-quality education to underserved children aspiring to study in India’s top colleges. We have our presence in 21 States and 5 Union Territories across India, making Avanti one of the largest and most impactful secondary school interventions in Mathematics and Science. We have over 1,500 alumni at present and have supported over 150 students with scholarships to secure admission into premier engineering and medical universities in India.
To know more about us visit : www.avantifellows.org