SDG 5 Gender Equality Published by: 0

Endeavours to Encourage Applications by Women in Subjects where they are Underrepresented

The “Chandrika Scholarship” is presented by Centurion University of Technology and Management– an initiative dedicated to empowering and supporting female students in fields where they are underrepresented. This scholarship is a commitment to breaking gender barriers and promoting diversity in traditionally male-dominated disciplines.

The limitless potential of all students, regardless of their gender, is believed in us, and the Chandrika Scholarship is our way of offering both financial assistance and encouragement to women pursuing their academic dreams. It’s not just a scholarship; it’s a message that celebrates women’s contributions to education and beyond.

In the past five years, disciplines such as Mechanical Engineering and Mining Engineering had zero female students. The introduction of this scholarship has resulted in the enrolment of one female student in Mining Engineering and two female students in Mechanical Engineering.

Furthermore, the scholarship has been extended to various fields of study, as illustrated below. It is worth noting that the introduction of the scholarship program has served as a significant motivator for young women to pursue educational paths in disciplines where their representation was historically lacking, effectively addressing gender imbalances.