Aimed at strengething its commitment towards empowering young minds of India, OPPO India today introduced the Genius+ program to provide scholarships to outstanding students pursuing engineering courses at premium institutes. To start with the program, OPPO India has signed an MoU with IIT Delhi to offer scholarships covering academics expenses for the shortlisted students.
This program showcases OPPO’s commitment towards nurturing Indian talent and building a more substantial base for the students to grow. Genius+ program is aimed at connecting with youth at renowned institutes in India and reach out to the best talent who can further build the India’s innovation portfolio. To further streghthen this initiative, OPPO will also be extending the program for Masters and PhD students to invest in the future of technological leaders in the industry.
Commenting on this program, Mr. Tasleem Arif, Vice President, India R&D Head, OPPO India, said, “India holds a true potential to become the innovation hub. This program is a step towards helping young people around the world gain access to better educational and learning opportunities, carving an innovative future together. We hope to empower more students through this program and prepare the innovators of tomorrow.”
Adding to the successful launch, Prof. Naveen Garg, Dean – International Programmes, IIT Delhi, said, “We are grateful to OPPO India for extending support to the top ranking students of IIT Delhi. Such scholarships go a long way in acknowledging the meritorious candidates.”
Prof. Anurag Singh Rathore, Dean – Corporate Relations, IIT Delhi, welcomed the support and added, “The Genius+ scholarship is the first step in the direction of forging long term association between the institute and OPPO India.”
The selection of first-year applicants for the Genius+ scholarship program is based on the JEE rank of the students, and this will be further renewed for the 2nd-4th year if the selected students have a minimum CPI (CGPA) of 8.0 or above. OPPO’s representative will guide and and track academic progress of selected students via in person visits to the campus.
This apart, OPPO has been at the forefront of empowering and mentoring India’s youth through multiple initiatives. OPPO has also collaborated with IIT Hyderabad to promote research in the field of science and technology. It envisaged joint research and development for multiple projects over two years to develop new technologies in areas specific to camera and image processing, battery, networks (5G), system performance, and Artificial Intelligence, among other areas. The brand also recently launched its Elevate Program to promote the start-up ecosystem in India.