IET India Scholarship Award

The Institution of Engineering and Technology, India started the annual IET India Scholarship Awards in 2013 to underline the organisation’s commitment to India’s engineering community. The aim was to reward young people entering the engineering and technology profession.

After a successful run from 2013-2016, it was re-launched in 2021 in a digital format. In 2023, the awards drew tremendous participation across the country, with more than 43,000 entries.

The IET India Scholarship Award is open to all 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th-year undergraduate engineering students from AICTE/UGC-approved institutions. The participants are evaluated across rigorous parameters that include academic performance, extracurricular activities, range of outreach activities and their ability to come up with engineering solutions to solve problems impacting society. The advisory committee for the IET India Scholarship Award comprises academicians and corporate professionals of national repute who help build a strong framework for the awards.

Here is a walkthrough of the evaluation process:

  • Step 1: Students are evaluated and shortlisted based on a number of criteria, such as their academic performance and participation in extracurricular activities
  • Step 2: A rigorous online exam is conducted to test their technical knowledge of core engineering subjects
  • Step 3: Students who score above the minimum required marks are then invited to the regional rounds where they get to innovate and present their unique technological solution to a pertinent societal challenge that impacts their region
  • Step 4: Regional winners finally battle it out in the national finals to win the IET India Scholarship Award. The winner gets to participate in a series of IET-organised activities centred around sharing knowledge, encouraging new ideas and innovative collaboration with expert engineers and technologists

To learn about awards and scholarships, visit the IET India website.

About the IET

The Institution of Engineering and technology (The IET) is one of the world’s largest professional societies for engineers, headquartered in the UK and work closely with industry, academia and government in our mission to engineer a better world. In line with this, we have specific global initiatives around key sectors that are relevant to solving problems that impact the society at large. In India, we have over 13,000 members and wide ranging activities in areas such as Future technologies, Future of Mobility and Transport, as well as the Future of Work. Shri Ratan Tata, Former Chairman Tata Sons, N R Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus, Infosys and T V Ramachandran, President, Broadband India Forum (Ex-Resident Director, Vodafone) are our Honorary Fellows. Our strategy is to make a meaningful impact on the overall competency and skill levels within the Indian engineering community and play an influencing role with the industry in relation to technology innovation and solve problems of public importance. We want to do this by working in partnership with industry, academia and government, focusing on the application of practical skills within both learning & career lifecycles, driving innovation and thought leadership through high impact sectors.

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