IIT Kharagpur Foundation USA awards 13 students with International Internships
IITKGP Foundation USA (May 13, 2022)
The IITKGP Foundation has awarded 13 scholarships of up to $4,000 per student for internships at several institutes. This innovative program, which due to the pandemic was on hold the past two years, is entering its fourth year of awards. These awards will facilitate IIT-KGP students to intern with some of the top global institutions around the world, which include Dartmouth (Shashwat Drolia), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ashwin Balaji), USC (Kaushiki Dixit), Penn State (Deepak Somani), and Brown University (Shaurya Goyal), in the US; Technische Universität Darmstadt (Viswesh N) and University of Paderborn (Waqaar Hussain), in Germany; Ècole Polytechnique (Kushagra Chitkara), Aix Marseille Universitè (Shaik Mahil Hussain), and University of Lille (IEMN) (Ritwik Jain) in France; Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Israel (two students) (Mradul Agrawal and Shubhendu Pandey); and University of Geneva (Anuranjan Sarkar), in Switzerland.
“IITKGP Foundation is pleased to grant the International Internship awards to qualified, meritorious students. This award should encourage future cooperation between top universities and IIT-Kharagpur,” said Asoke Deysarkar, President of the IITKGP Foundation USA.
The 13 selected students are from different departments/programs and varying levels of study. The topics of research cover a wide array of subjects depending on the student and the host institution. Some students will focus on scientific topics such as addressing the alarming rise in antibiotic resistance by accelerating the discovery of future medicines or applying engineering and computational principles to the theoretical study of Neuroscience, others will focus on issues related to the creation of renewable and sustainable energy, and still others will focus on AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning. At the conclusion of their internship, the students provide the Foundation with a one-page report highlighting the results of their research and the applicability to real world problems.
The IITKGP Foundation will continue to support initiatives like this to build robust relationships between the students and premier institutions to foster the contributions that these students bring to future technological developments in their fields and beyond!
The IITKGP Foundation USA would like to congratulate and wish the 13 scholarship awardees the best of luck and success in their upcoming internships!