Tata Trusts has launched a scholarship programme for students of Jammu and Kashmir to support teaching as a career and another initiative selected 11 fine arts students of the University of Kashmir for the Tata Trusts Students Biennale National Award.
According to a spokesperson of the trust, the scholarship programme, which was launched this year, has received wide participation from colleges across the state. Following a rigorous selection process, 350 applicants have already been chosen.
The two-year scholarship will help these students to pursue degree and diploma courses in education. “The trusts had conducted an exercise to find out which states would benefit the most through support in promoting teaching as a career. Jammu & Kashmir emerged as one of the top choices. The scholarship will henceforth be offered every year,” said the spokesperson.
It will also provide Tata Trusts Students Biennale National Award to 11 fine arts students of the University of Kashmir.