The Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh and IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur have collaborated to offer internship programmes and sponsored M. Tech. programmes to students from Ladakh.
This initiative has been launched with the idea of enhancing opportunities for the students from Ladakh, currently pursuing undergraduate level course in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects.
This effort is made in accordance with the efforts by the three IITs to help the Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh set up an engineering college in the Union Territory.
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 workforce in the UT in STEM subjects”.
The three IITs offering specific opportunity includes short-term internships for undergraduate students (1.5 – 02 months), long-term internships for undergraduate students (6 months), and sponsored M. Tech. programmes (2 years duration).
There are 30 seats available at the three IITs for the short-term internship, 15 for long-term internship and 12 for M. Tech programmes.
Students for short-term internship would be selected based on their application. However, for the long-term internship and M. Tech, the selection would be based on application as well as 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 respectively. Students selected for the M. Tech programmes would be paid a scholarship of Rs 25,000 per month.
More details can be obtained at https://academics.iitd.ac.in/srfp/. The last date to apply for the three opportunities is June 30, 2022. (India Science Wire)