February 21: Ncell Axiata Limited conferred Ncell Scholarships and Excellence Awards to the outstanding students in five different faculties of the Institute of Engineering (IoE), Pulchowk Campus on Friday, under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
According to the company, it has been providing scholarships to students in the faculties of Civil, Electrical, Electronics and Communication, Computer, and Mechanical engineering under this programme.
Issuing a statement on Monday, Ncell said that the scholarships and excellence awards were handed over to students amidst a special ceremony organised at Ncell ICON, the headquarters of the company in Kathmandu along with the faculty of IoE and family members of the students.
According to the company, a total of 18 Ncell Scholarships were conferred to topper students from 2022 till now.
Similarly, six students who graduated from the five faculties securing the highest marks received the Ncell Excellence Awards.
They were honoured jointly by Campus Chief Associate Professor Dr Indra Prasad Acharya of IOE Pulchowk Campus and Andy Chong, CEO of Ncell.
Likewise, Ncell Scholarships were handed over to the students by CEO Chong and two members of Ncell’s Executive Committee— Adeel Israr, chief technical and enterprise business officer, and Iftakhar Islam, strategy director—along with Bishakha Lakshmi Khadka, head of Corporate Communications and CSR.
Addressing the scholarships and excellence awards handover programme, Prof. Dr. Sushil Bajracharya, acting dean of IOE said, “We are very thankful to Ncell for instituting this programme and encouraging our students every year for their academic excellence. The Ncell Scholarships and Excellence Awards has set an example. Ncell is not only popular in communications but also in its social initiatives that the company has implemented in various sectors.”
Andy Chong, CEO of Ncell, said, “We are pleased to be contributing towards development of young pool of talents, based on their academic excellence, through Ncell Scholarships and Excellence Awards since 2014. At Ncell, we accord high priority to three areas defined by the government, in line with SDGs. We look forward to continuing this initiative going forward as education is important for us.”
According to Ncell, this scholarship and excellence awards programme was instituted in 2014, aiming to encourage technical education and recognise young talents who have demonstrated extraordinary academic excellence.
The 18 scholarship receivers include three toppers of 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year from Civil, Electrical, Electronics and Communication, Computer, and Mechanical engineering faculties and three female toppers from 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year among all female students of these five faculties.
Similarly, the students graduating with top scores from each of these five faculties and also a female student graduating with top scores among all female students of the five faculties were honoured with the Ncell Excellence Awards. Both scholarships and excellence awards are worth Rs 100,000 each, added the statement.