As part of its educational engagement with India, Rolls-Royce sponsors the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship Programme launched in 2007 supported by the University of Cambridge and British Council. This scholarship enables academically outstanding Indian Students to pursue studies at Cambridge for MPhil and PhD degrees in a variety of subjects, including those that focus on science and technology.
In 2010, during the visit of Prime Minister David Cameron, Rolls-Royce and the UK government announced the ‘Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme’ targeted at mid-career Indian professionals with background in disciplines such as science, research, manufacturing and public administration. This programme aims to offer a multi-faceted learning experience to the candidates and will explore the interactions between innovation and science policy from an academic and practical perspective for India’s prospective leaders.
Rolls-Royce works closely with its partners to empower and support communities. For example, following the tsunami in 2004, the company partnered with the Confederation of India Industry (CII) to re-build a school in a tsunami afflicted part of Tamil Nadu. Additionally, Rolls-Royce supported the Andaman and Nicobar Command’s tsunami relief efforts to aid rescue operations in affected areas.
Rolls-Royce has also worked with charities like the Rotary Club of Cochin to help build a school for differently-abled children and provide for their special educational needs, in Kochi. Rolls-Royce also supports a children’s library and e-learning centre on the outskirts of Delhi, as part of developing its participation in the local community activity.
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