IIT-Gandhinagar Goes Global for Students, Joins Hands with Nielsen
AHMEDABAD: IIT- Gandhinagar, The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nielsen, in order to support international opportunities for its undergraduate students.
As per the agreement, Nielsen will fund several Nielsen Awards annually at the institute to enable undergraduate students to participate in international conferences, internships and workshops that offer global exposure. Piyush Mathur, the president of Nielsen India said, “We have been working with IIT- Gandhinagar for some time and have found a great pool of talent. If these people are groomed well, they can become industry leaders in the future. We are looking to encourage these young minds.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Furthermore, shortlisted students will get opportunities to network with senior executives of Nielsen and be mentored by them in the course of their overseas visits.
Prof Sudhir Jain, the director of IIT- Gandhinagar, expressed, “In an increasingly globalized world, our institute places great emphasis on the internationalization of its curriculum.”
He added, “Already the Institute has a very high proportion of visiting professors from abroad. They bring diversity to the campus and our academic programmes. Now Nielsen’s support will enable us to significantly scale up and expand the range of international prospects for our undergraduate students. Thus we believe that brings a distinctive edge to our undergraduate experience.”
IIT- Gandhinagar students will be selected via a screening for internships or to attend global conferences outside India by the faculty members. The selected students will then be assisted by Nielsen for their internships.