IIIT- NR students selected for a Research Internship in prestigious globally renowned universities in Canada

New Delhi: International Institute of Information Technology- Naya Raipur (IIIT-NR) recently announced seven B. Tech final students ofthe institutebeing selected for Summer Internship in prestigious global linked Canadian Universities through Mitacs.

Out of seven students, Sparsh Agrawal has been selected in Universityof Toronto, Toronto, Gaurav Mundada has been chosen in Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Tushar Agrawal has been selected in the University of Calgary, Calgary, Aakash Agrawal has been selected in York University, Toronto, Sakshi Kumari has been selected in Ryerson University, Toronto, Prathistith Raj Medi has been selected in the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Ritik Bompliwarhas been selected in Dalhousie University. The students were chosen through a rigorous international process that ran for several months.

The Canadian universities have allowed internships to the IIIT-NR students after they cleared the interview process that involved the faculty members from the universities. During the internship, all seven students will work on seven different research topics in their respective universities. The internship duration will be 12 weeks, which will start from May 22.

Mitacs is a non-profit national research organization that, in partnerships with Canadian academia, private industry, and government, operates research and training programs in fields related to industrial and social innovation. It offers Internships through its global link to several final years under graduation students from various countries like India, Brazil, China, Australia, the USA, etc. Mitacs selects at least 1200 students globally every year for the Internship Program. The seven students are among those who, along with the students of other prestigious institutes of India like IIT Kharagpur, II Madras, and IIIT Delhi, has been selected for the Internship.

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sinha, Director, IIITNR, said that the students would use this opportunity to work with foreign researchers. The experience will prove as milestones in their future research. He also congratulated the students on their selection and wished them luck for their future.

The students also expressed their gratitude towards the institute for creating a globally competitive academic environment in IIIT-NR.