Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), will sponsor students at master’s level in technology and development programmes at the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA) at IIT-Bombay according to sources.
The aim behind doing this is aim to boost supply of specialized technical professionals in the development sector as part of HAL’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.
HAL support will be in the form of five fellowships for M.Tech students at CTARA. These students will undertake relevant research in their second year.
The fellow will bring about new innovations, practices and research to key programs and activities necessary to serve needs of vast majority of Indian population that finds itself at the lower strata of the society.
The sponsorship programme with CTARA starts from 2014-15.