India Education Diary | Thursday, October 08, 2015 |
Chennai: Ancy Philip, an engineering student from the department of Computer Science of Chennai’s prestigious Anna University became the first recipient of Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship in India.The US$ 10,000 scholarship is part of company’s global initiative to honor the outstanding service of Alan Mulally, the company’s former CEO. Beginning 2015, the Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship program will award 10 one-time $10,000 scholarships each year to students at premier partner universities around the world including Anna University.Being the first India recipient of this coveted scholarship, Ancy Philip received the award from Nigel Harris, President and Managing Director, Ford India and Dave Dubensky, Managing Director, Ford Global Business Services in the presence of Dr. Rajaram, Vice Chancellor of Anna University and the students.
Ford Fund will manage the program as part of its global Ford Blue Oval Scholars initiative. Scholarship winners will be connected with the company’s corporate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) strategic initiative, which is building a new generation of leaders in these key disciplines.With Anna University as a partner to the program, the scholarship program strengthens Ford’s relationship with Chennai. Ford Motor Company recently confirmed new investment dedicated towards future capacity expansion at the Ford Chennai Plant and the establishment of a new global engineering and technology center. With the investment, Ford looks to harness the talented pool of Indian talent for high-skill jobs across engineering, product development, IT, data analytics, manufacturing and business processes.Spread over 300 acres, the Ford Chennai plant presently has an installed annual capacity to produce 200,000 vehicles and 340,000 engines. Ford Operations in Tamil Nadu also include Global Business Services, with offices in Chennai, and Coimbatore. – Courtesy