Google to honour women IT students


Google, world's biggest search engine, has announced 'The Google India Women in Engineering Award' for women students who are pursuing Computer Science and related subjects.
The award is to recognise, reward and inspire women to become active participants and leaders in creating new technology.
According to Google, the criteria of selection is based on the candidates academic background and leadership qualities.
A group of female undergraduate, graduate and PhD student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool, and award recipients will receive an award of Rs 75,000.
To be eligible for the award a candidates must be a full-time student from a recognised institute and must be specialising in Computer Engineering or related subject.
The student should from second to final year is she is doing her bachelor's programme while all students from a master's or PhD programme are eligible to apply.
She should also have a cumulative CGPA of at least 4.0 on a 5.0 scale or 8.0 on a 10.0 scale or equivalent.
The last date for applying is January 31, 2008, and Google will announce the results in February 2008.

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