Tata Steel is back with season 8 of Women of Mettle Scholarship. Female students in their second year at a technical school can demonstrate their engineering skills in smarter steelmaking. Winners will get a chance to join the Management Trainee Technical Cadre, undergo training for a year, and then potentially join the Tata Steel family.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel is one of the largest integrated steel manufacturers in the world, with operations spanning various geographies across the globe. Tata Steel is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes per annum. It is one of the world's most geographically diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world and an employee base of over 77,000. The Company has received the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants. A Great Place to Work-Certified™ organisation, the Company recorded a consolidated turnover of ~US$30.3 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2023.

With our expansive product portfolio and initiatives beyond business, we are making a difference to millions of individuals by creating a better tomorrow.

About Women Of Mettle

In line with our conscious efforts towards improving gender diversity in technical areas we introduced Women Of Mettle for T School Campuses. This is the 8th Season of Tata Steel’s Women Of Mettle - a pioneering scholarship programme of Tata Steel aimed to induct bright young women engineers into the manufacturing sector. Women Of Mettle is an intellectual marathon where young minds embark on journey and rise to technical challenges. It gives students the opportunity to experience diverse cross-functional challenges, as well as access to Tata Steel’s senior management who act as tutors and mentors.

Women Of Mettle is among the various campus connect programmes introduced by Tata Steel that are aimed at encouraging bright young minds in engineering and management institutes to hone their intellect in areas such as research & development, operational excellence, business strategy and management, etc. The idea is to foster a collaborative environment among students, academia and the corporate sector and provide unique and aspiring career opportunities to the young talent of India.

The Top 50 shortlisted teams will be invited to submit and present their analysis on real-life technical challenges and thereafter the Top 10 will be selected to compete in the Grand Finale.

24th May’24

Launch Date

24th May – 9th June’24


15th June – 16th June’24

Cognitive Test & Domain-Specific

22nd June’24

Declaration of Top 50

22nd June’24

Project Allocation

24th June – 2nd August’24

Project Commencement

7th August – 9th August’24



Grand Finale


Code Feast 1.0 brings to you an incredible opportunity to test your coding ability & solve some challenging coding questions

Take away some exciting prizes upto 2 lakhs

Pre-placement interview to the candidates who will be successfully complete Code Feast 1.0


Scholars will be entitled for a scholarship amount of ₹2,00,000/- over the duration of the course. As per Income Tax Act, the amount is eligible for Tax Deduction at source. In case of Team entries, the scholarship amount eligible after-Tax Deduction at source, will be equally divided amongst the scholars.

The candidate will have the opportunity to join Tata Steel as a Technical Intern, and subsequently a Pre-Placement Offer / Pre-Placement Interview (PPO / PPI) will be extended accordingly

The candidates will also be invited to attend all paid technical conferences, summer internship in the 3rd year of study

PPO will be extended to the Scholar, upon completion of her Engineering degree, only if the Scholar is able to perform during the offered internship, and is found suitable (this is applicable for scholars who have participated in Teams as well) The scholarship amount would be extended for the 2 years of her remaining Engineering degree, only if the Scholar is in the Top 25% of her course in every semester

The candidates from CS/IT domain will have the opportunity to join Tata Steel as MT Systems & the candidates from rest of the domains will have the opportunity to join Tata Steel as MT Technical post successful completion of summer internship


Women passing out in the year 2026 with a B. Tech / BE in Computer science/ IT / Electrical / Electronics / Mechanical / Metallurgy / Mining / Mining Machinery / Mineral Processing / Chemical / Civil Engineering / Ceramic Engineering / Environment in the T-School

To remain eligible for the scholarship, candidates need to rank amongst the top 25% of their respective streams with no backlogs (in case of Team entries, both the candidates need to rank amongst the top 25% of their respective streams with no backlogs )

The participating team can have 1 or 2 members only.

In case of a team registration comprising of 2 members, both the members must be from the same institute

A student can only be in one team

Only Mentioned college students are eligible for the event

Cross-specialization teams are not allowed

Evaluation Criteria

In the first two rounds the you will be tested against technical knowledge and various test cases respectively

In round 3 & 4 the application designed and built will be tested upon:

The application designed and built will be tested upon:

- Design and Solution (Approach, Scalability & Maintainability)
- Innovation & Creativity in concept
- User Experience and Visual Appeal of prototype/concept
- Presentation and preparedness (pitch & handling QnA)
- Engineering and Tech consideration


Top 3 winner for the Codathon to be declared. (1st Prize, 1st runners up and 2nd runners up)

Confirmed offer at Fidelity International for Top 3 Winners.

How to Register

No, the institute will not be involved in the evaluation.

The link to upload presentations will be deactivated after the deadline.

The submission for the pre-screening round must only be a presentation (ppt format, maximum 12 slides) that covers the following:
• Executive Summary
• Introduction to the problem statement
• Analysis of the problem
• Recommendations
• The presentation format for final round will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates

Evaluation of the entries would be based on their practical applicability and feasibility to implement.

The idea can be used basis feasibility and ease of implementation.

It is open to the list of only select institutes.

Tata Steel would prefer if the slide content is within the prescribed range.

The evaluations are confidential and at the discretion of the panel of judges.

All decisions are final and binding and cannot be contested.

No, Annexures should be added during the initial round. However, during the final presentations, it would be mandatory to submit annexures along with the final presentation.

Please reach out to us at tag@tatasteel.com.
In case of any technical queries, please reach out to mettl-support@mercer.com

All the information about Tata Steel is available on the website www.tatasteelindia.com and www.tatasteel.com. In case of any further details required, the team can contact the central team.

The deadline for registration is listed in the registration page. The candidate is requested to go through the same for any concerns.

This is a forwarding letter from your college.

Scholar must rank amongst 25% for the respective stream, post their selection in every subsequent semester. Scholars would not get the opportunity to appear in Selection / interview process for any other company in campus. (in case of team participation, the scholarship amount eligible after-Tax Deduction at source, will be equally divided amongst the scholars)

Tata Steel will pay Rs. 25,000/- each in third and final year. The balance amount of Rs. 1,50,000/- will be paid at the time of joining Tata Steel Ltd.