IIT Madras Launches ‘Young Research Fellow’ Program For UG Students

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IIT Madras Launches ‘Young Research Fellow’ Program For UG Students
IIT Madras Launches ‘Young Research Fellow’ Program For UG Students

IIT Madras Launches ‘Young Research Fellow’ Program For UG Students. IIT Madras has launched the ‘IITM Young Research Fellow’ (YRF) program to motivate students towards a career path in research and application of deeper learning in other fields.

IIT Madras Launches Young Research Fellow Program:

This program is similar to the advanced undergraduate research opportunities program ‘SuperUROP’ of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is open for third-year UG and dual-degree students of IIT Madras. The program is designed and funded by the IIT Madras 1979 alumni batch. The official agreement was signed on July 10, 2020 between IIT Madras dean of alumni and corporate relation Mahesh Panchagnula and twenty-four alumni of the 1979 batch. Students from other institutes can also be allowed to participate in the program and students get the opportunity to do the one-on-one interaction with the IIT faculties.

The students selected into the program will be paid a monthly honorarium, provided research guidance by IITM faculty, and will participate in an interactive lecture series on research skills. They can also avail of mentorship by the alumni batch of 1979. The Young Research Fellows will be strongly encouraged to publish their findings in reputed peer-reviewed international journals and to present their work at high-quality international conferences for which they will receive travel support.

The year-long unique program is designed to provide immersive and intense scientific exploration opportunities to the students, with the participants executing research projects in any academic department or across departments for interdisciplinary projects. Thanking the Alumni Class of 1979 for supporting the current batch of students through this program, Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (Alumni and Corporate Relations), IIT Madras, said,

“The class of ’79 has championed a unique program that is both timely and innovative. At a time when India is talking of self-reliance, this program aims to create an interest in deep tech research among some of the best and brightest students in India.”

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