Tata Steel has opened applications for ‘Mind over Matter’, its technology mentoring program which challenges the brightest and brightest engineering students at top institutes in the country.

Registration will be open until January 14th.

For the first time since its inception, the program will be open to first-year M.Tech students and fourth-year candidates of the five-year dual degree program (B.Tech + M.Tech). This program aims to increase creativity, foster a cutting-edge research culture and inspire them to join the manufacturing industry.

Atrayee Sanyal, Vice President, Human Resource Management, Tata Steel, said Indian technology institutes, both at national and regional levels, are preparing some bright minds that will lead the industry of tomorrow.

Debashish Bhattacharjee, Vice President, Technology & New Materials Business, Tata Steel said technology has emerged as one of the key differentiators for steel manufacturers to win in the global market. The technology the company uses is not only aimed at creating new products and more efficient manufacturing processes, but also helping to face the challenge of climate change, he added.

The ninth edition of Mind Over Matter will be open to 37 national and regional technical and technological academic institutions including 14 IITs, 10 NITs and several regional engineering and technology colleges.

Six month internship

In the first phase of the program, the top 10 teams based on case study submissions will be offered a 6-month internship along with an apprentice stipend and certificate. In the next and final stages, after completion of the internship, the internship project will be evaluated, and the winner will be decided.

The top three teams will receive cash prizes of ₹100,000, ₹75,000 and ₹50,000 respectively. Pre-placement certificates and offers (PPO) will also be provided. Teams ranked 4 to 10 will be offered a pre-placement interview. The winners will be invited to Tata Steel to prototype their ideas under the guidance of Tata Steel’s formidable R&D lead.

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