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VIDYADHANAMEducation

Education is often referred to as the ultimate leveller that prepares and equips an individual, regardless of one’s socio-economic background, to realise her or his true potential.

OVERVIEW

Education is often referred to as the ultimate leveller that prepares and equips an individual, regardless of one’s socio-economic background, to realise her or his true potential. We firmly believe that education is the foundation upon which the development of an individual’s cognitive,
psychological and intellectual faculties rests.

Tata Motors has always encouraged ‘holistic engagement’ with the entire spectrum of formal education for needy, deserving and marginalised students, focussing not just on the academic but also the physical and sociological development as well as inculcation of values.

The key CSR projects under the Education programme
Vidyadhanam include:

  • Scholarships
  • Financial aid to engineering students of IITs and government engineering colleges
  • Coaching classes
  • Special coaching for IIT-JEE and other competitive examinations
  • School infrastructure improvement
  • Co-curricular activities

The story in numbers

  • Key
    CSR Projects
  • Number of beneficiaries
    in FY15-16

Special
coaching classes

23,000

School infrastructure
improvement

13,900

Co-curricular
activities

10,900

Scholarships

2,300

IIT-JEE and competitive
exams coaching

165

SCHOLARSHIPS AND
FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid for engineering students: Jointly instituted by Tata Motors and Tata Communications, the Tata Samarth scholarship is a mentor-based rolling scholarship programme that aims to support bright young engineers from economically weaker sections of society. Fifty students from five engineering colleges affiliated with the College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) have been awarded scholarships. These students will also be mentored by senior leaders of both Tata Motors and Tata Communications.

Tata Motors has partnered with the IIT Bombay Alumni Association to extend financial aid to IIT-B students in need. About 40 students have been supported till now under this partnership.

SPECIAL
COACHING CLASSES

In order to tackle the issue of high dropout rates, low percentages of students passing exams and weak academic performances in the secondary school system, Tata Motors has partnered with reputed non-profits to provide quality education through free special coaching
for students studying in government or municipal schools.

Tata Motors has partnered with the Global Education Trust (the CSR arm of leading coaching class institute Mahesh Tutorials) to provide special coaching
(in English, Math and Science) to approximately 23,000 students (in standards 9 and 10). These students are enrolled in over 140 municipal secondary schools in Mumbai. The outcome of this project has been very encouraging over the last two years. Similar projects have been deployed in communities around the company’s other manufacturing locations. E-learning technology has also been deployed at some places.

SPECIAL COACHING FOR IIT-JEE AND
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS

To support bright students studying in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) schools in preparing for IIT-JEE and other competitive entrance exams, Tata Motors has partnered with Avanti Fellows, an NGO, to provide special coaching at JNV Mangalore and JNV Puducherry. Innovative peer-to-peer learning pedagogy is being deployed at these places. The overall entrance exam (IIT Mains and IIT Advanced) results have been very encouraging over the past two years.