Wipro to fund women attending research conferences

Wednesday, 30 June 2010, 04:01 Hrs   |    1 Comments
Printer Print Email Email
Bangalore: Software major Wipro Technologies has tied up with the U.S.-based Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to fund women students attending research conferences the world over.

"The funds will help ACM to encourage women students majoring in computer science to attend conferences on the computing field for five years from 2011," Wipro said in a statement.

The scholarships are aimed at fostering opportunities for women to contribute towards innovation and advanced learning.

ACM will select 20 students each year for individual funds from $600-1,200 depending on distance to conference venues.

"We are funding the ACM scholarship programme to bring more women into science and technology and create better solutions to complex issues that make a difference in improving living standards the world over," Wipro Chief Technology Officer I. Vijayakumar said in the statement.

Lauding Wipro's fund offer, ACM President Dame Wendy Hall said the initiative would enable the organisation to attract the best minds to the computing field.

"Exposure to computing research encourages women students to continue their studies," Hall said.
Source: IANS
Fossil Group sells smartwatch
Global watch and accessories maker Fossil Group has announced to sell its smartphone technolog..
GST rate cut to spur Bengaluru
The realty market in India's tech hub is set to grow as lower Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate..
SpiceJet plans aggressive
Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet plans to aggressively expand its international networks to fl..
Ola raises Rs 400 cr for electric
Leading ride-hailing cab aggregator Ola on Friday said it raised Rs 400 crore from its early in..