The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Foundation established by the alumni of IIT Kgp in the USA has reported international internships to be granted to 15 students from the Institute this year at top worldwide colleges. The IIT KGP Foundation, a non-benefit association headquartered at Nebraska, would offer up to USD 3000 for every student towards costs like airfare, stay, etc.
The students will seek after their summer internship for 2019 beginning at a portion of the top worldwide universities including California Institute of Technology, MIT, University of Illinois-Urbana, Georgia Tech and the University of Michigan in the US; NUS and Nanyang University in Singapore, Darmstadt in Germany and at Lausanne in Switzerland.
“We are proud to foster a synergy between the excellent education at IITKGP with the research and studies at the world’s other top universities. The IIT KGP 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,” said Ron Gupta, President of the IITKGP Foundation.
This year, more than a hundred students with top CGPA applied for these internships, of which 15 were chosen to get the honours. The themes of research cover a wide area of subjects relying upon the student and the host foundation. The student going to Caltech, USA will investigate on logical points of hydrogen and helium dependability; while those going to the National University of Singapore will focus on a plan of robotics systems and algorithmic game theory. A gathering of students will work with MIT, USA on potential answers for urban brownfield site advancements.
Speaking on the internships funded by the US alumni foundation, Dean Alumni Affairs at IIT Kharagpur, Subrata Chattopadhyay emphasized on the engagement of the alumni towards the overall development of the Institute. “This directly impacts the career development of the students. The IIT KGP Foundation USA has been designing programs for the alumni to support the future generations of IIT Kharagpur students. Witnessing the enthusiasm of the alumni to mentor the students we have instituted an alumni department engagement program to facilitate students placement, internship, exchange, guest talks, department funding requirements among others,” he said.