Premier's emphasis on its CSR activities within the company and community has always been a source of great pride and reponsibility for the company. From nurturing education to employee welfare, protecting the environment and making dreams come true, Premier does it all.
Premier engages with the College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) for various initiatives to aid technical education within the institute. Some of the initiatives taken up by Premier are:
This summer, Premier Ltd. had 11 Vinod Doshi - CoEP Merit Scholars take up their month-long internships in the Heavy Engineering and Automotive Division, under the guidance of Mr. Prashant Salunkhe, Mr. Ramakant V. Kumthekar and Mr. Mirza Mazhar Nawab Baig. This gave the students a practical understanding of theory they've studied in college.
Mr. Kumthekar, Assistant General Manager, Industrial Engineering, played an active role in training and guiding the interns because of his passion and thirst for knowledge. With more than 35 years of association with Premier, he is a force to be reckoned with. He has contributed towards revamping the IT Department and has introduced new technologies in the Company. This is why he is always a part of the mentorship programmes organised by the Company. Akshay Bhilwade, a first year engineering student, under the guidance of Mr. Kumthekar, was particularly enriched.
Premier Ltd. has donated a robot to the budding engineers at COEP, who will be studying its industrial applications and design. The Swedish-manufactured IRB 6400 robot is primarily used as a manipulator in EXCELLO machines, which make CNC Horizontal Machining Cell that is used to automatically load and unload cylinder blocks.
Robotics has seen a current boom. With a live example of a working robot, students can study the technology in better ways. This robot will see its formal inauguration in March, once it has been programmed and customised to suit the students’ requirements.
Thirty members of the College of Engineering faculty from all over the country visited the Premier Ltd. plant in Chinchwad on December 23 to understand the company and its processes. They also discussed possibilities of future tie-ups for industrial training and campus recruitment.
Every year, the Vinod Doshi Shikshan Yojna is given to 10 meritorious employees or children of employees so that they can pursue higher studies.
Jyoti, daughter of Mr. Vijay Dhane, Manager, Systems Department, is a 17-year-old aspiring computer engineer, who received aid to pursue her engineering degree.
Hanumant Uttekar, the 20-year-old son of our staff member Jaywant Uttekar, desires to work in a multinational company and is currently pursuing his masters in personnel administration.
The Vinod Doshi Shikshan Yojna is an annual educational initiative that provides financial aid to deserving employees and their children. “We believe that education is food for the mind,” says Mr. Maitreya Doshi, Trustee, Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation.
Scholars for 2013-14:
• Rohan Jayasuriya
• Hanumant Uttekar
• Vaibhav Shedge
• Nishita Padwal
• Jyoti Dhane
• Chaitanya Bharambe
• Trupti Suryawanshi
• Hrishikesh Pande
• Aditi Kulkarni
• Shri. Samadhan Dhurgude
Premier helps aspiring minds through the Vinod Doshi Shikshan Yojna.
This year, the portfolio of the recipients ranged from aspiring architects to management graduates, with two recipients being Premier employees themselves. Aspiring engineer Sonal Temgire was bestowed the award for the second time, while 15-year-old Aniket Gawali’s life took a complete turnaround when he was awarded a prize of Rs. 75,000 as part of the Vinod Doshi Shikshan Yojna
Vinod Doshi Shikshan Yojna The birth anniversary of the former Chairman also saw the distribution of the Vinod Doshi Shikshan Yojna — educational aid given to those who wish to pursue higher education.
This year, the scholarship was extended not only to the children of Premier employees but also to employees themselves. This decision was applauded and got a fantastic response, with many applications coming in from Premier employees. Three of the nine recipients of the Vinod Doshi Shikshan Yojna finally selected were Premier employees.
Nine candidates have received financial aid through the Vinod Doshi Shikshan Yojna this year.
The scope of the erstwhile Vinod Doshi Educational scholarship was widened this year and the scheme was rechristened as the Vinod Doshi Shikshan Yojna. As the name suggests, the educational aid is given to children of Premier employees in need of economic support to pursue higher education. The aid has now been extended to include Premier employees who wish to pursue higher education themselves while continuing their jobs. This motivating gesture of the Trust attracted many applications and the final selection was based on the scrutiny of academic records followed by a personal interview.
|Name of Winning Employee||Name of Child / Self||Course Undertaken|
|Mr. KR Potnis||Dhanashree||FY BCom|
|Mr. GD Naik||Pranali||B Arch|
|Mr. RR Chavan||Rohan||MCA|
|Mr. Natvar Khuman||Hemant||Dip Mech Engg|
|Mr. Kamble Chandrakant||Pooja||Dip Comp Engg|
|Mr. MR Bhosale||Anjali||D Ed|
|Mr. Manoj M Kaldhone||Self||MPM|
|Mr. Atul B Mane||Self||MBA|
|Mr. Shrikant S Handal||Self||ICWA|
The birth anniversary of Mr. Vinod Doshi, former Chairman of Premier Ltd., was celebrated on March 20, 2012 with the distribution of the Vinod Doshi–COEP Merit scholarship to meritorious and deserving students of the College of Engineering, Pune (COEP). Disbursed annually by the Shri Lalchand Hirachand Premier Trust, the scholarship sponsors all four years of their engineering education.
Twenty COEP–Vinod Doshi scholars were also given the opportunity to interact with Premier employees and explore the company’s factory at Chinchwad near Pune. Highlights included a hands-on session with the RiO.
On the occasion of the visionary Vinod Doshi's 75th birthday, March 20, 2007, an educational scholarship scheme entitled the 'Vinod Doshi Educational Scholarship (VDES)' commenced.
According to this scholarship, every year 10 needy and deserving children of Premier employees are aided with a sum of Rs. 75000 each to pursue their future education.