New Delhi | The Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh and IIT-Delhi, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Kanpur have collaborated with each other to offer internship programmes and sponsored M. Tech. programmes to students from Ladakh.
This initiative has been launched with an idea to enhance opportunities for the students from Ladakh who are currently pursuing an undergraduate level course in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects.
This effort is being done in consonance with the efforts by the three IITs to help the Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh to set up an engineering college in the Union Territory.
Speaking about the opportunities being offered to the students from Ladakh, Prof Shantanu Roy, Dean Academics, IIT Delhi and Coordinator for the programme, said, “Colleagues from all three IITs have come together for this effort to enhance the interest level and opportunities amongst students from Ladakh in STEM subjects. We hope this joint effort of the IITs would help enhance the skilled manpower in the UT in STEM subjects”.
The three IITs are offering following specific opportunities:
• Short-term Internships for undergraduate students (1.5 – 2 months duration)
• Long-term Internships for undergraduate students (6 months duration)
• Sponsored M. Tech. programmes (2 years duration)
There are total 30 seats available at the three IITs for the short-term internship, 15 seats for long-term internship and 12 seats for M. Tech programmes.
Students for short-term internship would be selected on the basis of their application. However, for the long-term internship and M. Tech, the selection would be on the basis of application as well an online interview.
The students selected for the short-term and long-term internships would be paid consolidated scholarships of Rs. 15000 and Rs. 50000 respectiively. The students selected for the M. Tech programmes would be paid a scholarship of Rs 25,000 per month.
The last date to apply for the three opportunities is June 30, 2022. More details- https://academics.iitd.ac.in/srfp/
By EP Web Desk