Each fellow will receive Rs 10 lakh over five years
Fourteen students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, have been selected for the Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme.
All of them have been selected for the scheme through the channel of Lateral Entry.
The PhD students selected for the fellowship this year are pursuing research in interdisciplinary fields in the departments of design, mechanical engineering, electronics and electrical engineering, physics, chemistry and centres for nanotechnology, rural technology, energy and environment.
Each fellow will receive Rs 70,000 every month for the first two years, Rs. 75,000 every month in the third year and Rs 80,000 every month in the fourth and fifth years. All fellows would also be eligible for a research grant of Rs 2 lakh a year (a total of Rs 10 lakh for five years).
On selection, all fellows will be given deliverables to be achieved each year. The deliverables will be decided by the assigned guide and designed keeping in view the research topic selected by the fellows. The fellows are also likely to be reviewed annually for the progress of their research objectives.
“IIT Guwahati and its faculty members are ready to help the recipients of the fellowship to realise their full potential and guide them so that they can achieve their long-term career goals and contribute to the growth of the country,” said Prof. T.G. Sitharam, director, IIT Guwahati.
· Neelarnab Dutta, Department of Design
· Rupresha Deb, Department of Mechanical Engineering
· Jegyasu, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
· Rajnandan Das, Department of Physics
· Samik Mitra, Department of Physics
· Sampreet Kalita, Department of Physics
· Subhankar Biswas, Department of Chemistry
· Tripti Paul, Department of Chemistry
· Kumudhini Akasapu, Centre for Rural Technology
· Souradeep Dey, Centre for Nanotechnology
· Ankit Chowdhury, Centre for Nanotechnology
· Kakali Borah, Centre for Energy
· Himadree Das, Centre for Environment
· Aniket Banerjee, Centre for Environment
The Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) scheme was announced in the 2018-2019 budget and has been designed to improve the quality of research and provide unparalleled research opportunities in various higher educational institutions in the country.
The scheme is administered by the ministry of education and aims to propel and promote the growth of engineers and scientists through constant annual reviews and weightage.
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