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23.02.2016, Mumbai, India

SCHOTT India conducts its FIOLAX® Scholarship Program for the second year

SCHOTT Glass India expands its scholarship program in Western India to further support higher studies in pharmacy; Young women students outperform a second time in a row.
Winning students from Mumbai at the award ceremony with SCHOTT representatives and college professor.
Winning students from Mumbai at the award ceremony with SCHOTT representatives and college professor.
In the second year of SCHOTT FIOLAX® Scholarship Program, SCHOTT awarded nine scholarships to meritorious students pursuing Bachelors (B. Pharmacy) and Masters (M. Pharmacy) Degrees in Pharmacy in Mumbai and Gujarat.

Seven B. Pharmacy students: Ms. Rachana Subhash Kelkar, Ms. Deepika Ratanlal Patel, Mr. Rehman Irfan Jirait, Ms. Rupali N. Madapura, Ms. Vrishali Salian, Ms. Malvika Rangu Chandnani and Mr. Deep Raithatha, and two M. Pharmacy student, Ms. Shachi Vipulkumar Bheda and Ms. Khushboo Patel were awarded gift cheques of Rs. 25000/- each by Mr. Sundeep Prabhu, Vice President Sales and Marketing, SCHOTT Glass India Pvt. Ltd during a special award ceremony. The winners have also been offered an exclusive tour of SCHOTT Glass India’s pharmaceutical tubing plant in Jambusar District, Gujarat.

After the successful launch of the Scholarship program last year wherein SCHOTT awarded financial aid of Rs. 25,000 each to six candidates from Mumbai, the number of recipients was increased to nine. “Due to a very encouraging response from students and faculty, we decided to expand the program both geographically and in number of students supported. We feel proud that a second time in a row, this year, most scholarships have been bagged by young women pursuing B. Pharmacy and M. Pharmacy”, said Mr. Prabhu.

“With the increased demand for patient services and the growing number of prescriptions filled each year in India, we feel it is our responsibility to recognize the outstanding academic performance, dedicated commitment and community service of the most promising pharmacists of India”  Mr. Prabhu shared. “We feel honored to encourage qualified individuals to fulfill open positions in the field of Pharmacy and to leverage their skills during their academic progression through this program.”

The process of selecting candidates for the SCHOTT FIOLAX® Scholarship Program 2016 was completed in December 2015, in which nine meritorious students were shortlisted from various colleges in Mumbai and Gujarat. More than 100 applicants were able to clear the eligibility criteria that demanded more than 70 percent in Second Year for B. Pharmacy and M. Pharmacy students. It took more than six months to complete the screening process.

The faculty members of top Pharmacy Colleges in Mumbai and Gujarat appreciated the initiative of SCHOTT FIOLAX Program and its objective. “The scholarship has really given the students a sense of responsibility towards their profession and encouraged them to bring changes into the profession and to serve the society in a truly meaningful way. We thank SCHOTT for the program, and hope that they carry on with such initiatives in the future,” said Dr.  Vandana B. Patel, Professor and Principal, Babaria Institute of Pharmacy, Vadodara.

FIOLAX® is a registered trademark of SCHOTT AG.

About SCHOTT India:
SCHOTT Glass India Pvt. Ltd is a 100% subsidiary of the German technology group SCHOTT AG. SCHOTT offers pharmaceutical glass tubing products & services as well as pharmaceutical containers to customers worldwide from its production sites all around the globe. SCHOTT’s pharmaceutical tubing India plant in Jambusar, present since 1998, now functions as a production hub for SCHOTT pharmaceutical tubing in Asia.

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of 1.93 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2014/2015. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.

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