SRM offers scholarships to 300 students from Perambalur constituency

Kattankulathur, Sep 8
SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur is offering scholarships to 300 students from the Perambalur constituency, announced Dr T R Paarivendhar, SRMIST’s Founder Chancellor and Perambalur Constituency Member of Parliament.
During a  press conference held at the Institute’s premises, Dr T R Paarivendhar said, “This is part of my promise to the people of Perambalur constituency. For the last two years, SRMIST had given free education to 600 students. This year too I will keep up my election promise and provide free education to 300 students from my constituency.”
Students from the Perambalur Lok Sabha segment, who wish to pursue Engineering & Technology, Science & Humanities, Agricultural Sciences, Management, Health Sciences, Hotel Management, etc can apply. Applicants from economically weaker sections will be selected based on their performance in their respective board examinations, said a release from SRMIST.
These 300 students from economically weaker sections in the Perambalur constituency would be given free education at the SRM group of institutions. This scheme will only cover full tuition fees and be renewed on the basis of academic performance. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, hostel facilities will not be provided, it added.
Dr Paarivendhar stated that the SRM group would strive to make education at private universities beneficial to those from the economically weaker sections.
While assuring that deserving students would get suitable placements, he said, "Students should utilize this opportunity to pursue higher studies. The selection process for this scholarship will be done based on merit and the student’s economic background".
Explaining why he came up with this initiative, Dr. Paarivendhar said, "My constituency consists of many people from economically weak backgrounds. Most of them are farmers and their children don’t have access to good education and job opportunities".
"Apart from providing good, quality education to the people in my Constituency, I also want to provide them with better infrastructure facilities", he concluded.
The press meet was attended by SRMIST’s Vice Chancellor, Dr C Muthamizhchelvan, Registrar Dr S Ponnusamy, Director (Admissions) Dr K S Lakshmi, and Director (Communications) R Nandakummar.