Ncell, giving continuity to its much-coveted program, conferred Ncell Scholarships and Excellence Awards to the outstanding students of five different faculties of the Institute of Engineering (IoE), Pulchowk Campus, on Friday under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. This is the 10th year of our collaboration with the IoE.
Civil, Electrical, Electronics and Communication, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering are the five faculties that have been incorporated into this program. The scholarships and excellence awards were handed over to students amidst a special ceremony organized at Ncell ICON, the headquarter of the company in Lainchaur, Kathmandu, along with the faculty of the IoE and family members of the students.
This year, in 2023, a total of 18 Ncell Scholarships were conferred to top students from the 1st year, 2nd year, and 3rd year. Similarly, six students who graduated from the five faculties with the highest marks received the Ncell Excellence Awards.
Students who graduated with the highest marks were honored with Ncell Excellence Awards jointly by Prof. Dr. Shashidhar Joshi, Dean of IOE, and Jabbor Kayumov, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Ncell. Likewise, Ncell Scholarships were handed over to the students by Ncell’s Extended Management Team members: Chief Regulatory and Legal Officer Vishal Upadhyaya, Chief Commercial Officer Umair Mohsin, and Acting Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Lena Keshari Kansakar.
Addressing the Ncell Scholarships and Excellence Awards handover program, Jabbor Kayumov, CEO and MD of Ncell, said, “At Ncell, we are humbly honored to be driving this recognition that will inspire every young person and student to continue doing their best. We firmly believe that empowering the next generation is not just a responsibility but a commitment to fostering innovation, progress, and positive change. Your achievements not only make all of us proud but also serve as a source of inspiration for future generations. We believe that our support can shape the future of our generations, and you are the promise and future of our country. Personally, I remember 20 years ago when I got scholarships for my achievements, which helped me become who I am today. Not only financially, but this momentous recognition will inspire everyone to continue doing what they do best. I also take this opportunity to thank the IoE for their relentless efforts put forth by the team for developing and shaping the talents for the future of our society.”
Dean of IOE, Prof. Dr. Shashidhar R. Joshi, “I want to take a moment to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our students, who have not only excelled in their studies but have also made a mark on the global stage. It’s heartening to hear the success stories of our alumnus, who are contributing to the world in many significant ways. As we celebrate the success of our students, I’m reminded of the transformative power of education and the immense potential each one of you holds. I firmly believe that your destiny lies in your passion and the pursuit of your dreams, whether it be as an entrepreneur, a professor, or in any other role that brings you joy and fulfillment. To the recipients of the Ncell Award, congratulations! I am immensely proud of your achievements. I am extremely grateful to Ncell for their support of our students for the past decade.”
On the same occasion, Prof. Dr. Joshi also felicitated Ncell with a token of appreciation for providing generous support for building excellence through Ncell Scholarships and Excellence Awards to students for 10 consecutive years at Pulchowk Campus.
Bibek Khanal, who received the Ncell Scholarships twice previously and the Ncell Excellence Awards this year for graduating as the top student in the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, said, “This award is the result of my hard work and academic excellence. This is financial support, but what is more important is that this is indeed a great recognition that motivates students to do much better. I thank you, Ncell and IOE, for this collaboration.”
“It’s great that Ncell has contributed to the education sector. I feel proud to receive this recognition, which has always been one of the major motivating factors for me. Being a student, we do not have that financial liberty from family, and this scholarship amount can also be utilized for investment to help with further education, so thank you, Ncell,” said Benzeena Dhakal from the Mechanical Engineering faculty of Pulchowk Campus, one of the Ncell Scholarship recipients.
This scholarship and excellence awards program was instituted in 2014, aiming to encourage technical education and recognize young talents who have demonstrated extraordinary academic excellence. Every year, Ncell Scholarships are provided based on the annual scores of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years.
The 18 scholarship recipients include 3 toppers from 1st year, 2nd year, and 3rd year from the Civil, Electrical, Electronics and Communication, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering faculties and 3 female toppers from 1st year, 2nd year, and 3rd year among all female students of these five faculties.
Similarly, the students graduating with top scores from each of these five faculties and also a female student graduating with top scores among all female students of the five faculties were honored with the Ncell Excellence Awards. Both scholarships and excellence awards are worth Rs. 100,000 each.