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.
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. Moreover it will save the time of students and professors, while giving them a global exposure and research intrinsic experience in their summers.
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.
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.
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.
I completed the foreign training program and it has been an incredibly enriching experience. I got to be a part of two foreign training internships. From May to July, I worked as an intern at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Since August, I have been working as a DAAD WISE Scholar at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. The topic that I was researching at UBC Canada was the feasibility analysis for non-invasive diabetes monitoring. My research topic at the Technical University of Munich is related to machine learning and computer vision in remote sensing.
I interned at Laboratory for Innovation Sciences at Harvard (LISH) at Harvard Business School under Dr. Ruiquing Cao who is a postdoctoral researcher. My topic is Innovation Sciences in the field of the Visual Art Ecosystem. We analyze recent developments and innovations in a particular field that can revolutionize the entire field. The fields of study here could be Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Development, Science of Science, Technology Commercialization, and Business of Sports.
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Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur, West Bengal
India - 721302
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