Under the initiative, IIT-Madras was able to send students to several European partner universities.
Accordingly, the number of students going on research to universities abroad increased from mere eight in 2012 to 160 at the end of 2017. Women students going abroad also increased from five to about 40.
Professor R Nagarajan, International and Alumini Relations of IIT Madras, told DT Next that the students were paid good stipend too during their visit to foreign countries for undertaking research and internship.
“We will shortlist 15 BTech and MTech students of six departments. The international exposure will immensely benefit the students to exchange ideas and research work,” he added.
The Jonkoping University, Sweden, has offered a summer school at the undergraduate level in Purchasing Logistics in June 2018 with a Global Perspective equivalent to 10 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits. Selected students will have the opportunity to obtain credits and participate in social and cultural activities to discover and learn about Sweden and its culture.
“Similarly, Taiwan has initiated a new scholarship programme called “New South Bound Policy”.
The Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre, will be the contact window to welcome Indian students to explore Taiwan,” he added.