As many as 28 students from government colleges in Hassan have been selected for the Master of Science programme sponsored by IT major Wipro.

Of the 28, 17 have been selected for the programme offered by Wipro Academy of Software Excellence (WASE) and 11 for the programme offered by the Wipro Software Technology Academy (WiSTA).

Recruitment drive

The students were selected during a recruitment drive conducted by WASE and WiSTA in Hassan on Saturday. All are final year B.Sc., students. They will join the course after completing their final year examinations.

The students selected include 22 from the Government Science College, Hassan, three from AVK College, Hassan, two students from the Government First-Grade College, Holenarsipur and one student from the Government First-Grade College in Channarayapatna.

Narayana Prasad, convener of the Placement Cell of the Government Science College, said that the programme offered by WASE was conducted by BITS, Pilani, while the one offered by WiSTA was conducted by Vellore Institute of Technology.