“Our crisis is that the best of minds do not take up sciences, & those who do, do not remain in science.” – Dr. Manmohan Singh.
The Malhotra Weikfield Foundation is an educational trust initiated by the Weikfield Group in 2007, to address the above issue raised by our former Prime Minister, by offering scholarships to meritorious students, especially girls, from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Malhotra Weikfield Foundation Scholarships are primarily awarded for carrying out and completing under graduate and post graduate studies in any of the pure sciences viz. physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, statistics, astronomy and astrophysics. 150 BSc. and MSc. students have been awarded these Scholarships every year since inception. Additionally, Scholarships for students of high merit wishing to pursue post-graduate or doctorate studies in the fields of Nano- science, Nano- bio technology and Food Technology are also awarded.
The Malhotra Weikfield Foundation has the unique distinction of pairing its scholarship grants with a comprehensive mentoring programme. Each scholar is provided with a volunteer mentor who guides him/her during their academic education. Mentors also coach their scholars on the challenges they may face with their studies, attendance, family and personal issues to ensure their overall holistic development.
A Vocational Educational Centre is being established with Swiss Collaboration, shortly in Koregaon Bhima near Pune to educate rural youth in precision engineering and modern agricultural skills.
Weikfield is a corporate that is deeply in tune with the needs of the environment. We try, in every way possible, to respect and support the natural as well as the human environment around us.