New Delhi: Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, on Saturday announced a fellowship of Rs 5.7 lakh to enhance PhD programmes and boost quality research in India.
The Intel PhD sponsorship programme will provide research opportunities for students in cutting edge technology and a platform for sharing industry knowledge and mentoring from senior technology leaders at the chipmaker, the company said in a release.
Selected candidates will be awarded a fellowship of up to Rs 5.7 lakh for a period of up to four years and includes student stipend, contingency research and a travel grant to attend conferences and research forums.
The programme will provide the best in industry fellowships, research travel grants and contingency grants to selected students, it added.
It is part of Intel's higher education programme and will be available for eligible students from the academic year starting July 2014.
The higher education programme builds collaboration with engineering and research institutions, universities and the government, reaching more than 235,000 students and 4,500 faculties across 550 institutions to date. It is aimed at bridging the gap between academia and industry standards and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.
Globally, the fellowship programme was started in the early 1990s by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore to recognise and honour top students pioneering research in all areas that would benefit humankind.
Intel India will share details of research areas, application process and fellowship benefits with selected technology institutions in order for them to nominate deserving PhD candidates for the fellowship.
A research committee at Intel will evaluate candidates on the basis of research areas, engineering and research goals of the PhD thesis and novelty in addressing a problem.