PEC starts COVID emergency fund for students facing financial distress

PEC starts COVID emergency fund for students facing financial distress The fund will be used to provide scholarships to the facing financial hardships during coronavirus pandemic (Source: Twitter/ Divya)
Team Careers360 | Jul 24, 2020 - 5:32 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: For the upcoming semester, the Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh has started a COVID Emergency Fund for students facing financial difficulties amid the coronavirus pandemic. The fund was announced on Friday.

The fund will be utilised to provide scholarships to students whose parents have lost their jobs or income due to the lockdown and consequent economic slowdown. The fund was set up after the college received several requests from students facing economic hardship.

“A couple of students have already approached us in this regard. We seek your contributions so that we can help such students. We encourage and gladly accept all gifts, no amount is too small,” an official statement said.

The alumni of the college have been encouraged to make contributions to the emergency fund. The director of the college, Dheeraj Sanghi has set up the B.D. Sanghi Memorial Scholarship with initial funding of Rs 2 lakh. The scholarship has been named after his late father.

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