This is a highly selective programme and applications will be evaluated by a senior faculty.
Inspired by the outstanding 'Super-UROP' programme at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has launched the Young Research Fellow programme, which is open to third Year UG and Dual Degree students.
The 'IITM Young Research Fellow' (YRF) programme is aimed to encourage students towards a future in research and application of in-depth study in other fields.
Selected students can participate in interactive sessions on skill based research and they will also be paid a monthly stipend and will have a research guide by IIT-M faculty. The YRF shall be strongly motivated to release their research work in international journals and to represent themselves at big international conferences, and they will be receiving travel support as well. They can also get mentorship by the IIT-M alumni batch of 1979.
The project is planned and is being financed by the Alumni Class of 1979. The MoU was signed on 10th July 2020 by Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (Alumni and Corporate Relations), IIT Madras, and 24 alumni of the 1979 batch, on behalf of the entire Alumni Class of 1979.
Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi, IIT Madras Director, said that IIT Madras has long been known for producing world-class undergraduate students. This programme blends these two strengths by giving select undergraduate students an opportunity to discover the excitement of research early. This is a continuing programme up to twenty fellowships are being decided to be presented in the first year. The programme will motivate projects in multidisciplinary fields. This is a highly selective programme and applications will be evaluated by a senior faculty.
"We want students to truly immerse themselves in research and share in the joy of discovery," Professor Preeti Aghalayam, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, and Coordinator of the programme, said.
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