The Vel Tech Dr. RR & Dr. SR Technical University will offer scholarships of more than INR 5 crore to the meritorious students all over India, under the 'Mahatma Gandhi scholarship scheme' this year. The first three, plus two toppers from each State applying for engineering at Vel Tech will be eligible for fully paid scholarships. One topper from each Union Territory (UT) will also get the scholarship.
'The top three students will get complete exclusion despite of any other aspects,' says Rangaranjan Mahalakshmi, Vice- Chancellor. Seventy-Eight scholarships will be awarded to students regardless of their financial ability or the courses they choose. Apart from these scholarships, additional 100 students will be receiving scholarships with a 50% waiver of their fees provided they score 90% average in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics examinations. The application forms should be submitted by April 30 to avail the scholarships and all the students should appear for the Vel Tech All India Engineering Entrance Examination on May 10. 'Vel Tech aims at providing leading engineering and management courses for the most deserving and promising candidates, through these scholarship schemes. Although the main criteria to avail these scholarships are that the student should apply to the main university at Avadi and not to any of the other institutes affiliated to Anna University, MGR Medical University or the University of Madras,' said Mahalakshmi.