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Bangalore: The global IT services business of Wipro Limited and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced an agreement, wherein the former will fund scholarships that will enable women students majoring in computer science and related programs to attend research conferences around the world.
The scholarship support is an initiative under Wipro. It will basically focus to encourage diversity. The funds by Wipro Technologies will expand a program currently administered by the ACM Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W) http://women.acm.org/ to help women in the computing field and to attend conferences over the next five years beginning in 2011, according to a release issued here yesterday.
''We believe that an organisations ability to embrace and imbibe diversity within its DNA deeply influences its competitiveness and success. Diversity holds many benefits, one among them is building a global, dynamic & healthy work environment and simultaneously encouraging individual talents to flourish in society.
We are pleased to sponsor this ACM-W Scholarship Program, and which will encourage more women into science and technology, and to create better real-world solutions to complex issues that would make a difference in improving their living standards around the globe'', said I Vijayakumar, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro Technologies.
Professor Dame Wendy Hall, ACMs President, said, ''Exposure to the computing research world can be an important factor in encouraging students to continue their studies. Their advanced education will also qualify more women for a range of attractive industry and academic positions in this dynamic field that has contributed so much to inspire advances that benefit society.''
Approximately 20 recipients will be identified as ACM-W/Wipro Scholars each year, with individual funds ranging from dollar 600 to 1200.
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