GE Renewable Energy – Hydro Solutions has awarded a fully funded ‘Master in Hydraulic and Civil Engineering’ at the prestigious Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INP) in Grenoble, France to Hissam Karim, a student of National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST).
Hissam Karim hails from Karimabad, Gilgit-Baltistan. He was selected following a rigorous selection process between top engineering schools across Islamabad, Karachi, and Topi. The scholarship encompasses 100 percent of the costs for a two-year Master’s Program in France, covering tuition fees of INP Grenoble with all related travel and living costs, as well as an internship in GE Renewable Energy Hydro facilities in R&D and Engineering. The Embassy of France has also pledged to assist in the visa process and provide free of cost French lessons to facilitate the student.
The institute is based in Grenoble, a city in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France and has always been at the forefront of development in energy technologies, with an emphasis on hydroelectric power.
GE has been supporting the development of energy, transportation and healthcare infrastructure in Pakistan for more than 60 years. Today, GE-built technologies can generate the equivalent power needed to supply up to 30 percent of the country’s electricity