Here's one for all the aspiring students out there looking to cut it out big career-wise. According to reports, Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, has announced a fellowship of Rs 5.7 lakh for budding students with an aim to enhance Ph.D. programmes, while boosting the quality of research in India.
The new Intel Ph.D. fellowship programme will offer research opportunities for students in some of the cutting edge technologies, while also attaining a platform for sharing industry-based knowledge with the chance of being mentored by senior technology leaders at the chipmaker, the company revealed in a latest release.
As revealed, selected candidates will be awarded a fellowship of up to Rs. 5.7 lakhs for a period of up to four years and all this will include student stipend, contingency research and a travel grant to attend conferences and research forums.
The new initiative is a part of Intel's higher education programme and will be available for eligible students from the academic year starting July 2014. The programme is also expected to provide the best in industry fellowships, research travel grants and contingency grants to selected students, as revealed by the company.
As of now, Intel India is yet to share details of the research areas, application process and fellowship benefits with selected technology institutions for student in order for them to nominate deserving Ph.D. candidates for the fellowship.
However, a research committee at Intel will be evaluating candidates on the basis of research areas, engineering and research goals of the Ph.D. thesis and novelty in addressing a problem.