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education Updated: Jun 23, 2010 09:21 IST
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Students win scholarships from the ABB Jürgen Dormann Foundation
The ABB Jürgen Dormann Foundation for Engineering Education has extended its programme in India to help meritorious engineering students who may require financial assistance. Based in Switzerland, the foundation provides scholarships to students of three leading technical institutions in India — RV College of Engineering (RVCE), Bangalore, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), Vadodara and Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

The scholarships were awarded to Kishore Kumar M, Ravi Suman R and Sachin Araballi from RVCE, Dipankar Maity, Debdip Mukherjee and Ananya Das from Jadavpur University and Ankur Dilip Sharma, Nilesh L Rathod and Nikin Jayswal from MS University at a special ceremony held recently.

The first set of scholarships were instituted with RVCE in 2009 and were awarded to Rohith KV, Pratap TR and Jyoti Venkatamana Hegde, who have received extension for their second academic year. The programme is in its first year at MSU and Jadavpur University. The scholarships are renewed annually up to a maximum of five years, based on the academic performance of the students.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of ability, potential and personal means. In addition to their scholarships, successful students are invited to attend regional and international events, hosted by ABB, and are also assigned a local ABB mentor. Students also have the opportunity for paid internships with ABB during vacations and based on their performance and personal wishes, the possibility of employment with ABB at the end of their studies.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact.

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