Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Courtesy Visit from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi at Universitas Airlangga

This Thursday, 9 January 2020, representatives from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi visited Universitas Airlangga. Professor Nomesh B. Bolia and his two colleagues visited Airlangga to promote higher education study opportunities between institutions, especially Masters and PhD level programs for the graduate and postgraduate students. 

IIT Delhi is located in India’s capital city New Delhi and primarily specialises in engineering, technology, and bioscience studies.  Since its establishment in 1961, IIT Delhi has operated three faculties: Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences.  These three faculties cover more than fifteen departments and fourteen ‘Centres of Excellence’.

Besides the Educational Program above, IIT Delhi also offers various Exchange programs. The institute has established MOUs (Memorandum of Understandings) with more than 38 countries, and is currently operating exchange programs in more than 20 countries around the world, including Indonesia.  Furthermore, IIT offers special scholarships for students of the ASEAN region, including the ‘Exclusively for ASEAN Scholarship’ and the ‘Indian PM to All 10 Asian Leaders’.  These scholarships offer funding to international students for up to 5 years. As a result, among 80 to 100 international students study at the Institute every year and Indonesia contributes significantly to this number. A Fully Funded PhD Fellows Application scholarship also being offered and it covers a $10,000 annual grant, as well as a $2,000 monthly salary.

Information on these scholarships and how they can be applied for can be found online, with two rounds of applications occurring each year. The selection process involves both administrative selection based on applications, followed by an online interview for the shortlisting applicants. Lastly, IIT Delhi facilitates an enjoyable learning environment, entrepreneurship training, and good networking opportunities for its students, with arrangements with more than 25 relevant companies, alongside a rich community of student societies and organisations. (-R)

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