Samsung announces fellowship to support student research at IIT Madras, Guwahati

130 fellowships given to UG, PG students of IIT Madras, Guwahati. Students pursuing BTech, dual degree, MTech/MS are eligible for the fellowship.

Samsung announces fellowship to support student research at IIT Madras, Guwahati Samsung announces fellowship to support student research at IIT Madras, Guwahati
Tamanna Tamang | Oct 28, 2021 - 12:39 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Samsung India has awarded 130 fellowships to engineering students of Indian Institute of technology (IIT) Madras and Guwahati, under its Samsung Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded as a part of its citizenship program Samsung Innovation Campus to promote research and enable youth to use technology for social good.

“Samsung has given fellowships to 100 undergraduate and 30 postgraduate engineering students at IIT Madras and IIT Guwahati. The fellowship will support chosen students in their projects that range from traffic estimation and dynamic control of traffic lights, anti-cancer drug research, intrusion detection system to power management for electric vehicles and liquid crystals in solar cells," informed a press statement.

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Students in final year engineering, or pursuing BTech, dual degree (BTech + MTech) and MTech/MS, working on software or hardware products are eligible for the fellowship. Students must have a cumulative grade of over 6 in any branch of engineering to be eligible for the fellowship. Samsung provides Rs 6,000 per month to UG, and Rs 25,000 per month to PG students.

“Samsung R&D Institute India, Delhi has been working towards enhancing research and innovation among students at IITs, especially those from weaker sections of the society. Through Samsung Fellowship, we wish to empower the coming generations to utilize their capabilities for social good. We plan to expand this Fellowship to more IITs in the coming years,” said Deokho Kim, managing director, Samsung Research and Development Institute, Delhi.

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“The new Samsung Fellowship will help students take their ideas forward and develop innovations for the greater good. This initiative is an embodiment of our vision of Powering Digital India that seeks to empower the next generation of young India,” Partha Ghosh, vice president, Corporate Citizenship, Samsung India, said.

"Samsung currently has nine Samsung Innovation Campus at IIT-Delhi, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Guwahati, Jodhpur, NSUT and Delhi Technological University (DTU). The labs in these institutes have trained over 1,000 students, added Samsung in a statement.

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