The Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-G) has planned to enrol 100 meritorious students from Jammu & Kashmir under Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme.
To implement the scheme, the IIT-G has joined hands with All the India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
The objective of the programme is to provide exposure to the youth from Jammu and Kashmir to advanced academic culture at the higher learning institutes of the country.
The IIT Guwahati has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AICTE for extending internships to students from Jammu and Kashmir, ET reported.
The exchange of agreements was held at the IIT Council meeting between Prof TG Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati and Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE in the presence of Union Minster for Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Minister of State for HRD, Sanjay Dhotre.
As per the MoU signed, IIT Guwahati will enrol 100 meritorious students from Jammu and Kashmir in batches of 25, for internship at IIT Guwahati from May 1, 2020 to May 30, 2020.
“IIT Guwahati has always believed in empowering the world beyond its campus and own students. This exchange of agreement will channelize the energy of the talented youth from Jammu and Kashmir by providing them exposure to cutting edge laboratory,” said IIT-G director Prof TG Sitharam.
He said that apart from knowledge sharing and exchange, several co-curricular activities will also be organised for these meritorious students.
The internships will be primarily in the field of research and will be done under various Professors at the Institute.
The Centre of Educational Technology will also demonstrate model experiments in physics and chemistry along with the respective departments.