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Foreign Training Program

Are extensive research projects and a dream summer at a prestigious university abroad your goals this year? If yes, we are here to assist you to accomplish those with our FTP Portal.

About Foreign Training Program

IIT Kharagpur, as an Institute of Eminence, has realized that producing industry competitive and academically strong graduates alone cannot be it’s ultimate objective. It needs to craft students who possess leadership qualities and will eventually become entities who will change the world. For this to happen, it is necessary that the students showcase themselves on world platforms and in-turn gain the much-cherished exposure towards new work-cultures by living and working abroad. Foreign Training Program provides a unique opportunity to undergraduate students from IIT Kharagpur to conduct research under the supervision of professors of eminent universities abroad. Through this program we have started formalization of the foreign training application procedure and we aim to streamline and increase the efficiency of the foreign training application procedure in IIT Kharagpur. FTP serves to provide students with cross-cultural exposure and opportunities to expand their horizons through research extensive summers.

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Testimonials

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Koushiki Dasgupta Chaudhuri

London South Bank
University

I had a great learning experience while doing an FT at LSBU. The professor was extremely friendly, approachable and helpful. We used to have weekly meetings with all the interns under the professor where we used to present our progress for the week. This helped streamline and organise our projects better. We also had one on one meetings with the professor weekly. The professor expected a certain degree of initiative and ability to work independently from the student, but he was always ready to help us whenever we were stuck. I ended up writing a research paper on my project, which is currently under review by Applied Intelligence Springer. The FT helped me build a really nice relationship with him, and he has been incredibly helpful in guiding my research career further.

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Ishan Goel

Simon Fraser
University

My FT experience was excellent and very smooth from the beginning till the end. IR cell made the application and shortlisting steps seem like a cakewalk as I was really confused at that time on how to apply for an FT. The internship was regarding grouping different segments of the human genome using unsupervised learning. I really enjoyed working with the professor and the whole team at Simon Fraser University as everyone was very friendly and understanding. This goes without saying that I learned a lot there and it was once in a lifetime experience to work with such amazing people.

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Hrituraj Dutta

University of
Strathclyde, Scotland

First of all, it was an enriching experience to have an FT. In my internship, we had a team consisting of interns, Research Scholars and profs of the University Of Strathclyde and Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. It was a sort of joint project between the universities. I personally got to learn a lot from other people coming from different backgrounds. More importantly, I actually understood how to apply the theory we learn in a regular classroom to different problems at hand pertaining to the relevant domain. Loved the brainstorming sessions that were there. My only regret is due to COVID it was a remote internship else we would have been able to work in the fantastic lab.

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Hardhik Mohanty

University of New
Brunswick, Canada

Foreign Training Program, IR cell did an excellent job of floating high-quality projects from top-ranked foreign universities. Having exhausted my chances at Mitacs GRI and Summer@EPFL, I was left with really few other options. At this point in time, FTP, IR cell helped me to apply for a project offered by the University of New Brunswick. The foreign professor who supervised our project is a leading researcher in the field of cybersecurity. Under his supervision, we were introduced to the cutting-edge methodology involving ML and DL techniques being applied in darknet traffic classification. We had weekly meetings and presentations. The research experience was really enriching and I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to the entire IR cell.

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Aditya Girish Pawate

Stanford University

It was an enriching and great learning experience for me. I applied deep learning concepts to regulatory genomics and found it very interesting to work at the department of genomics, Stanford University. International exposure is very essential for the holistic development of an individual and I think IR Cell has done a good job in providing such experience to the KGP community.

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Abhikhya Tripathy

Brown University,
Rhode Island, USA

My FT experience was definitely a major learning point for me. Through working on a field of my interest that was challenging yet exciting, I was pushed to develop new and diverse skills. My research supervisor was kind and helpful throughout the entire internship. She's also a really interesting person, and I learnt a lot from her and her Research Group. Through attending meetings and talks, I was exposed to the research domains of each member of the Research Group. I believe that this kind of exposure provides clarity in planning about the future of one's career. Applying through the FT Portal made the process very systematic and streamlined, and it made sure that we got timely updates and notifications.

Our Team

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Kamal Kyal
General Secretary
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Mansi Uniyal
General Secretary
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S.S.S. Vardhan
Coordinator
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Snehal Swadhin
Web Coordinator
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Shreya Khare
Web Coordinator
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Ranabir Basu
Coordinator
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Nishita Tripathy
Coordinator
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Tushan Kumar Singh
Coordinator

ASK QUESTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions

When one applies through personal mailing, it is on him/her to track, mail and apply to various professors from different universities/colleges, whereas in a portal the student can select from the projects that have already been allocated to the portal and the student doesn't have to get involved in most of the internal work.
As CG is an integral part of your CV, it will have an impact on your selection. Rest depends on if the professor considers it an important factor while selection.
Once you have been selected for a project through FTP, you are not eligible to apply for the upcoming projects. Your account will be deleted for that particular year.
After your final selection, you will be provided with an undertaking form which you need to fill if you want to continue. Backing off afterward will result in the blacklisting of the candidate and he/she will not be considered for any further through FTP Portal. Further, disciplinary actions may be taken by the Office of International Relations.
No, you have to arrange it for yourself.
You can only change your profile photo, passport status, contact number and alternate email. Other details cannot be edited till the end of that particular semester. We will release a deadline after every semester so that people can update their CGPA, CV and transcript also.
Stipend varies with different projects, professors and universities. Most of the projects are funded and are sufficient to cover travel, accommodation and living expenses.
Login to erp.iitkgp.ac.in and go to Academic > Students > Your academic information > Performance. Download the transcript which contains CGPA for all the semesters completed till date.
You can register your account again and if it is not activated then you will be redirected to a page with an option to resend the link.
Yes, while applying for projects, you will get an option to upload a different CV other than the default one.
You will receive a mail from International Relations Cell if you get shortlisted for an interview or selected for a project.

CONTACT US

If you have any queries, please go through the FAQ's. For any other query feel free to fill the form below so that we can reach you out.

Location

International Relations Cell
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur, West Bengal
India - 721302

Contact

ftp.ircell@gmail.com

Contact

+91 86397 89316