08 October 2015 13:17:46 IST

Intel announces PhD fellowships to 5 students

Students awarded up to ₹6 lakh each year for four years

IT giant Intel has announced the Intel India PhD Fellowships for 2015 to five students. As part of the fellowship programme, the five selected students will be awarded a fellowship of up to ₹6 lakh each year and up to a period of four years.

The fellowship includes student stipend, contingency research funds and travel expenses to attend conferences and research forums for the five students. The recipients of the fellowship will work with their mentors at Intel to develop a deep understanding of the technological issues facing the industry and come up with breakthrough research in areas such as parallel computing, architecture, graphics, perceptual computing, sensing, power management, validation and communications.

Intel also announced the setting up of 100 Internet of Things (IoT) centers across Indian academia institutions during it Intel India Academic Forum 2015. The IoT Centres across India are being supported with Intel Galileo boards, which are specifically designed for makers, students, educators, and DIY electronics enthusiasts to build product prototypes.

The chip maker has been providing grants to about 20 top institutes, to help accelerate technology advancement among academia.