Altogether 14 researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) have been selected for the Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) scheme this year.
The PhD students selected for the PMRF fellowship this year are pursuing research in interdisciplinary and forefront areas at various departments of the institute, the IITG said in a statement.
The students are pursuing research at Departments of Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and the Centres for Nanotechnology, Rural Technology, Energy and Environment.
“This initiative by the Centre will attract the best talent from the country for pursuing high-end research at IIT Guwahati and realise the vision of the Prime Minister for multidisciplinary technology development and self-sustenance (Atmanirbhar) through innovation,” IITG Director Prof T G Sitharam said.
The institute and its faculty members will help the students realise their full potential so that they can achieve their long-term career goals and contribute to the growth of the country, he added.
The PMRF scheme was announced in the 2018-2019 Budget and has been designed for improving the quality of research along with providing 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 recorded in accordance with the publication in reputed journals and conferences.