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Ten meritorious students from different institutes of repute across the country owned the Avery Dennison Foundation’s 4th ‘Spirit of Invention’ (InvEnt) scholarship awards amounting INR 9 Lakhs at a function held in Gurgaon.
Of the ten meritorious students from reputed institutes who won the awards, four were from BITS Pilani, two were from M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore and Vidhyarthi Griha’s College of Engineering Pune each. The rest of the two were won by MIT Manipal and St. Stephen College University Delhi.
“The Avery Dennison Foundation is committed to improving the communities in which we operate, and supporting education is part of this commitment. We recognize the need for talent development to nurture effective leaders of the future. We hope that by encouraging the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among students we can help them pursue their dream careers. We are excited to play a part in the journey of these 10 students from India as they get ready to take on new opportunities in their future,” said Alicia Procello Maddox, president of the Avery Dennison Foundation.
The Spirit of Invention scholarship program is open to all first-year Indian national students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance with a strong interest in innovation capabilities in engineering, science and technology.
“The InvEnt Scholarship Program was established in order to develop young talent in innovation and technology. Besides, India Avery Foundation is also offering the same scholarship to students in China which was launched in 2008,” said Anil Sharma, Managing Director Avery Dimension Material Group, South Asia and Sub- Saharan Africa.
Winning students were chosen through a merit-based, rigorous two-stage selection process, first at the college level and then the second at an independent selection committee level. The program recognized a number of forward-looking innovations.
Those ten winning students are –
• Arnav Kundra Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani,
• Ayush Nema M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore,
• Chirag Manchanda, MIT, Manipal
• Harsh Sharma,Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani,
• Nidhi Sharma, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi,
• R. Vandana Reddy, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore,
• Rishabh Gupta, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani,
• Shantanu Methikar, Pune Vidhyarthi Griha's College of Engineering and Technology, Pune,
• Sohum Waikar Pune Vidhyarthi Griha's College of Engineering and Technology, Pune,
• Vasu Sharma Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani.
Avery Dennison is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales from continuing operations of $6.3 billion in 2014.