29 Oct 2021 19:46 IST

Samsung offers fellowships to IIT Madras, Guwahati students

The company plans to expand the fellowship to other IITs, says Samsung R&D MD Deokho Kim.

Samsung India 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.

The final-year engineering students, pursuing BTech, Dual Degree (BTech + MTech), and MTech/MS (Research), and working on a project that will lead to software or hardware products are eligible for fellowship. Students from underprivileged backgrounds are given preference, and they must have cumulative grade of over 6 in any branch of engineering. Samsung provides ₹6,000 per month to undergraduate and ₹25,000 per month to postgraduate students.

The 130 fellowships given so far have gone to undergraduate and postgraduate students from various branches of engineering including chemical, mechanical, biotechnology, electrical, ocean, CSE, engineering design, civil, metallurgical, materials and aerospace, among others.

“Through Samsung Fellowship, we wish to empower the coming generations to utilise 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 & Development Institute, Delhi.