The global engineering body has extended the registration deadline to
15th August 2022
Chennai, 11th August 2022: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has received a record 20,000+ registrations for their national scholarship programme, the IET Scholarship Award. Open to students of all AICTE, UGC approved and National institutes, the programme aims to reward and celebrate individual excellence and innovation among undergraduate engineering students in India. The engineering body opened registrations in June and has extended the registration deadline from 1st August 2022 to 15th August 2022.
Registration is the first step in a rigorous 4-stage process which tests students on academic and technical parameters, as well as creativity, innovation and presentation skills. The evaluation involves four rounds, with students being shortlisted based on their academic performance and curricular activities in the first round, Further, the second round involves an online test on STEM subjects and technical expertise. Students that clear the cut-off score are then invited to present their technological solution to a pertinent societal challenge in the regional rounds. Regional winners finally battle it out in the national finals to win the title.
The Award evaluates participants across parameters that include academic performance,
extracurricular activities, range of outreach activities and their ability to come up with creative
engineering solutions to solve societal challenges. Previous winners have gone on to join industry stalwarts like Apple, Boeing, Deloitte and MIT, and some have even become entrepreneurs themselves.
Mr. Shekhar Sanyal, Director and Country Head, IET India said, “We are delighted that already more than 20000 students have applied for the 6th edition of the IET Scholarship Award. I believe that this will help strengthen our quest to find the engineering leaders of tomorrow. The IET India scholarship is a prestige scholarship where the applicants go through 4 rigorous rounds to win the scholarship. In the past editions, our winners have been bold, imaginative and driven to excel. I am just waiting with excitement to discover the engineering leaders from this edition”
The past five editions of the IET India Scholarship Award have received over 35,000
applications in total, with over 16000 entries last year alone. Instituted in 2013, the annual IET
India Scholarship Award underlines IET India’s commitment to India’s engineering community.
The programme aims to reward innovative thinking from the next crop of engineers entering the
workforce, and is part of a wide number of IET India initiatives focused at improving the quality
of engineering in India. Applications are open for the 2022 edition till 15th August 2022, and students can register themselves on the official IET website.