GAIL Utkarsh Super 100

Uttarakhand CM launches programme to train students from underprivileged families to enter IITs, NITs

GAIL and CSRL to establish two centres in the State

GAIL Chairman & Managing Director Mr B C Tripathi addressing the gathering at the launch of GAIL Utkarsh Super 100

Thesynergyonline EDucation Bureau

DEHRADUN , FEBRUARY 13 : : Meritorious children from underprivileged families in Uttarakhand can now dream of studying in prestigious Indian Institutes of technology and other top engineering colleges. Uttarakh and Government, GAIL (India) and Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL) came together to establish two centres in Kumaon and Garhwal regions to benefit such students.

The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Mr Trivendra Singh Rawat launched the "GAIL Utkarsh Super 100" programme, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of GAIL, in the presence of Minister of State for Higher Education (Independent Charge) Mr Dhan Singh Rawat and GAIL Chairman and Managing Director Mr B C Tripathi.

Beneficiaries of the programme with noticeables

GAIL (India), India's premier natural gas company, has actively implemented a slew of CSR initiatives in Uttarakhand. The two centres will be established under GAIL's Project Utkarsh which is a flagship Corporate Social Resonsibility (CSR) programme of GAIL aimed at deserving students from marginalized communities. Fifty students will be provided training in each of the two new centres.

Over time, repetition brings perfection, which brings success." Rajen Jani, Once Upon A Time: 100 Management Stories

CSRL had established its first center in 2007 in Kanpur in collaboration of GAIL. It provides all-expenses paid, specialized residential coaching and intensive mentoring so that they can compete for engineering entrance examinations such as Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Entrance Examination, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, etc.


"There is an immense difference between training to do something and trying to do something." ― John Ortberg, The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People
GAIL Executive Director (CC&CSR) Ms Vandana Chanana (right)
and CSRL Director Mr S K Shahi post signing agreement for the programme.

Since its inception in 2009-10, 690 students have been trained under GAIL's patronage, of which 598 have been selected – 125 in IITs and 473 in NITs and other engineering colleges.

Some students from the initial batches are now employed in top organisations such as Wipro, TCS, Larsen & Toubro, ISRO, Infosys and Coal India Limited.

Meanwhile, CSRL has scaled up from one center to 15 centers across nine states. RailTel, a Government of India PSU, and CSRL had collaborated to establish RailTel Akansha Super 30 in Dehradun in 2015 which has successfully guided students to get admission into IITs, NITs and various other prestigious institutions.

With the addition of the GAIL centres, the number of CSRL centers in Uttarakhand will increase from one to three.

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