Ten engineering graduates get French scholarships

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New Delhi, May 1 (UNI) Ten engineering graduates, including two from IITs, have won the first Alten corporate French scholarships launched this year.

The scholarship programme will allow the students to complete their masters at some of the best French engineering schools and do their internship at Alten, a leading French engineering group.

The students-- who also included one each from the Uttar Pradesh Technical University, NIT Jaipur, Madurai Kamraj University and Osmania-- were given the scholarship certificates by French Ambassador Jerome Bonnafont and Alten Ceo Philippe Cartette here this week.

On the occasion, three artists-- Reji Arackal (Agartala), Dhrupadi Ghosh (Kolkata) and Mrinmoy Debbarma Waynad (Kerala)-- received the Krishnakriti scholarships to study visual arts in prestigious French institutes of fine arts.

The Alten scholarship programme is launched by the corporate house in collaboration with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and 'n+1', a network of 74 French engineering colleges.

The ten students selected from 100 short listed are: Kamal Dalkoti (Uttar Pradesh Technical University), VarunDev Kashimath (NIT Jaipur), Salim Khan (University of Mumbai), Venkat Namburi (Osmania University), Madhavan Pillai (University of Kerala), Prabhu Ram (Madurai Kamraj University), Snehanshu Sekhar (BIT Mesra), Amit kumar Singh (IIT Kanpur), M. Soni (IIT Guwahati) and Venugopal Yelgonda (Pune University).

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