For an inventor company like Bayer, young talent is fundamental to long-term success. To provide deserving students with an opportunity to enhance their skills and get their careers off to a good start, Bayer launched a Scholarship Program called “Championing Success” for the IGTC students. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 28th July, 2011 by Mr. Steinruecke, Radhieka R Mehta, and Mr. KS Harish (Vice-President HR, Bayer Group).

Subsequently, in September 2011, Bayer conducted a rigorous selection process consisting of a Written Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interviews to select four meritorious students from the Batch 2010 – 2012 – Karthik Shivshankar, Nithin E.V., Ekta Dusija and Vaishali Baid.

On 4th November 2011, the Bayer Scholarships event was hosted at Bayer House, Powai. Mr. Stephan Gerlich, Country Group Head, Bayer Group of Companies in India awarded the students with the Bayer Scholarship Scroll and the Bayer Scholarship amount of Rs. 50,000/- each. Other top management professionals present at the event included Dr. Horst-Uwe Groh, Head of Corporate Human Resources Organisation, Bayer AG, Dr. Tim Bielfeldt, Head of HR International, Bayer AG and Mr. K S Harish, Vice President HR, Bayer Group in India.