Gurugram: In keeping with its tradition of supporting its students since its inception 25 years ago, The NorthCap University (NCU) has stepped forward to aid its students adversely impacted by the pandemic. The University is launching a unique initiative offering financial assistance to existing NCU students who have lost an earning parent to COVID-19 in this year.
While the University cannot take away the pain and suffering caused by the pandemic, it aims to alleviate the financial burden on NCU students whose families have been impacted. To help grieving students enrolled in under-graduate and graduate programs, NCU has set up a relief fund – CEASE (COVID Emergency Aid for Students Education) with a corpus of ₹ 50 lakhs. The University has also constituted a Committee which will be responsible for reviewing all financial aid applications and finalising the list of beneficiaries. The benefits of financial grant-in-aid would be rolled out starting from AY21-22 till the recipient students graduate from their exiting program.
Col Bikram Mohanty, Registrar NCU said, “During these unprecedented times, we take it as our collective responsibility to help the students bereft of hope as they endure the loss of a parent or both to the COVID-19 pandemic. CEASE is a small gesture by NCU to ensure that the student’s learning doesn’t stop due to financial difficulties. Our heart goes out for our students and their families who have been affected by this pandemic”.
NCU, renowned for its academic excellence, extensive degree courses, and relevant research programs, aims to create a more significant impact with its quick COVID response and relief fund. To expedite the process for disbursing the funds, the institution urges affected students to submit applications along with relevant supporting documents.
About The NorthCap University:
Located in Gurugram, Haryana, The NorthCap University was founded in 1996 to provide access to quality higher education to Indian students. Over the last 25 years, NCU has transformed into a multi-disciplinary university and a destination of choice, offering degree programs in Engineering, Applied Sciences, Management, Liberal Arts, and Law to nationwide students. It has over 11,000 successful alumni, spread across all industry sectors in India and abroad. NCU is among the top 200 Indian universities as per the 2020 National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). In addition, the School of Engineering at NCU is consistently ranked among the top engineering schools in the country by NIRF and is ranked as the No. 1 private engineering school in Haryana, India. NCU is accredited by NAAC and recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Bar Council of India (BCI) and Accreditation Services for International Colleges (ASIC), U.K.