Chennai: In order to motivate undergraduate students taking up a career in research and application of deeper learning, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras has launched a young research fellow program.
The new program provides one-to-one interactions with IIT faculty members to participate in research.
The students would also benefit personally through a career and life coaching programme concurrently offered by the 1979 alumni.
“IIT-Madras has long been known for producing world-class undergraduate students. Besides, IIT-Madras is very much a research intensive university where world-class research is a daily pursuit,” Times Now News quoted IIT-M Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi as saying.
“This programme blends these two strengths by giving select undergraduate students an opportunity to discover the excitement of taking up research early,” he added.
The Young Research Fellow project has been funded by the 1979 batch and it was signed on July 10 by IIT-Madras Dean (alumni and corporate relations) Mahesh Panchagnula on behalf of the alumni.
Accordingly, a year-long program and up to 20 fellowships were planned to be unveiled in the first year.
The applicants would be selected by a committee, comprising senior faculty members.