The new Intel PhD sponsorship programme launched which is supported by government of India. According to news, the programme was launched last week. The programme focus is on in-depth research which is the need of the hour.
The programme is designed in such a way that it is a composite of research opportunities, mentoring by senior technology leaders and lots of knowledge sharing in different ways.
Let us see what the company has to say on this –
“There is a need to shift the focus to innovation and IT creation. This programme encourages research, which is the need of the hour both for Intel and India” says Kumud Srinivasan, President, Intel India.
What will it cover -The programme will provide research opportunities for students in cutting-edge technology as well as provide a platform for sharing industry knowledge and mentoring from senior technology leaders at Intel through industry fellowships, research travel grants and contingency grants to the selected students.
“We have identified different areas of research — parallel computing, architecture, graphics, sensing, validation, power management, perceptual computing, communication — and the applications will be evaluated on these areas. Professors will nominate students. As of now, we have targeted 20 institutes which can participate in the programme. The idea is to accelerate the rate of innovation in these institutes that we have chosen,” she said.