Six scholarships were awarded to students pursuing B Pharmacy and M Pharmacy degrees in Mumbai
Schott Glass India has launched its first scholarship programme aimed to foster deserving students of pharmacy in India. In the first installment of the Schott Fiolax Scholarship Program, six scholarships have been awarded to meritorious students pursuing Bachelors (B. Pharmacy) and Masters (M. Pharmacy) Degrees in Pharmacy in Mumbai.
The process of selecting candidates for Schott Fiolax Scholarship Programme was completed in September 2014, with a final list of five meritorious B Pharmacy students: Pradnya Bapat, Pooja Hegde, Saili Narwankar, Ashwini Ashtekar and Varshida Kadam and M Pharmacy student, Saloni Jain.
The initial programme, which had proposed scholarships worth Rs 25,000 each for four candidates, was broadened to provide sponsorships to total six students. Encouraged by the great response of applicants, Schott will now extend the programme to top institutions of Vadodara in Gujarat from next year.
The shortlisted six candidates were awarded gift cheques of Rs 25000 each by Sundeep Prabhu, Vice President- Sales and Marketing, Schott Glass India, on December 2, 2014. The winners will also be given an exclusive tour of Schott Glass India’s tubing plant in Vadodara in January next year.
The application process took a total of six months to complete, with more than 100 applicants who were able to clear the challenging eligibility criteria of passing 2nd year with more than 70 per cent in case of B Pharmacy students and on the basis of outstanding research for M Pharmacy students.
15 students were shortlisted as applications were further weighed in a step by step process. After evaluation of their academic qualifications which had 70 per cent weightage, students were asked to prepare a two page write up about a selected topic submitted to their principals for the next 20 per cent. The final 10 per cent evaluation was done based on a personal interview with SCHOTT’s elected three-member panel in which students were assessed on basis of their aspirations, academic understanding and industry knowledge.
EP News Bureau – Mumbai