Tata Postgraduate Scholarship Programme continues to grow in Africa
March 10, 2017
With the aim of encouraging young people to pursue higher studies, the Africa team – through Tata Postgraduate Scholarships – continues to lend its support by partnering with a number of universities in the region. A look at how the programme has progressed over the years:
University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN)
The scholarships marked 10 years of partnership with UKZN on October 5, 2016. A total of 24 scholarships were awarded in Master’s and Honours programmes in areas such as Housing, Development Studies, Town and Regional Planning, Business Finance, Supply Chain Management, and Comm Info Systems and Technology.
The scholarships were awarded by Mr Len J Brand, Head, Distribution, Tata International and Executive Director, Tata Africa Holdings (SA); Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, Vice Chancellor of UKZN; and Prof Anesh Maniraj Singh, Executive Director, UKZN Foundation.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)
On October 25, 2016, scholarships were awarded to 13 students pursuing Honours, Master’s and Doctoral degrees. The awards were handed over by Mr Sanjeeb Lahiri, Head, Human Resources, Tata Africa Holdings. The programme with NMMU began four years ago and continues to grow.
University of the Free State (UFS)
The Africa team celebrated the class of 2016 from the Department of Business Management at University of the Free State (UFS) on December 1, 2016, as part of the Tata Postgraduate Scholarship Programme.
Scholarships were awarded to 12 academically and financially deserving students towards their postgraduate studies in 2017. The students presented innovative marketing strategies for Tata bakkies, Jaguar vehicles, Tata Chemicals in Magadi, Kenya, and Land Rover vehicles intending to enhance the business’s competitive edge.