International Research Internships Testimonials


Internship at Harvard SEAS - Harvard University John A. Paulson School Of Engineering And Applied Sciences, Massachusetts, USA during 13 May to 26 July 2019

"I interned at Harvard University under the SN Bose Scholars Program this past summer. My internship was also funded by TSS-IRI initiative at IIT Roorkee. I worked on developing models for automatic segmentation of mitochondria in brain cells. The experience was truly enlightening experience for me, as I got an opportunity to work in a world-class lab and also experience a totally different culture. The internship would go a long way in helping me with my career and I am indebted to IIT Roorkee for supporting my internship financially."

Aarush Gupta
B.Tech.
Department of Computer Science
 
       

 

Internship at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (10 May to 30 July 2019)

“Be an exception, not an example that has always been my motivation in life. To begin on that note, I have spent my summer in the Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School affiliated to Harvard University. These 10 weeks were an enriching experience for me where I not only learned many new techniques and developed my skill set but also learned to love science for its uniqueness all over once again. This internship journey taught me many things, gave me some good friends, taught me humbleness and how to live a life full of happiness in this competitive world by loving what you do. It taught me to derive pleasure from the smallest success and how to overcome the biggest of failures with a positive mindset. My professor at Harvard offered me a hefty amount of stipend per month and apart from that, I had also applied for the Travel Research Internship Scheme of IIT Roorkee for which I was selected and awarded an amount of Rupees One lakh.

I am grateful to the institute to have provided me with the sum and I hope that I have been able to utilize the sum efficiently. The amount which I received was sufficient for the entire period of my internship and all the expenses were borne from that monetary support that I had received”

 

Sourik Dey
M.Sc. 1st Year
Department of Bio-Technology
 
     

 

Internship at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (May to July 2019)

"I am very thankful for the support provided by IIT Roorkee.  It helped me a lot in managing my expenses while in the US.  It was particularly helpful in paying for my first month of rent"
 
Dakshit Agrawal
B.Tech.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
 
       

 

Internship at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (8 May to 12 July 2019)

"The NTU-India connect program I had with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore was a great chance for learning and professional development. Therefore, I consider myself a very lucky individual as I was provided with an opportunity to be a part of it. I am also grateful for having a chance to meet so many wonderful people and professionals during this internship period.

 

I am using this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude and special thanks to the IIT Roorkee DORA office for helping me defray the expenses during my stay."
 
Nivya Theresa Jose
B.Tech.
Department of Chemical Engineering
 
       

 

Internship at Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia (10 May to 20 July 2019)

“It was a wonderful experience which I would have missed if I hadn't gone there. This internship provided me with amazing exposure to the field of research. I got to know and interact with many academic researchers from around the world. There were several activities/ workshops arranged for the interns as well e.g. Media training workshop, How to go for higher studies at ANU etc. which will definitely help me. This internship will help me in my academic career. My supervisor also invited me to do a Ph.D. at ANU.  I strongly feel that this internship has made me more independent and strong on the emotional and mental front as well.

I sincerely thank DORA, IIT Roorkee for helping me in gaining this opportunity”          

 

Avantika Rathore
B.Tech.
Department of Civil Engineering
     

 

Internship at National University of Singapore, Singapore (May to July 2019)

"This research exchange wouldn't have been possible without DORA's financial help. I appreciate DORA's initiative and I am sure this will help students at IITR to gain valuable research experience and also exchange their knowledge"

Bhanu Vishwakarma
B.Tech.
Department of Chemical Engineering
 
       

 

Internship at University of Michigan, Michigan, US (6 May to 26 July 2019)

“The financial support for the internship to the University of Michigan was very helpful for me. My travel cost only summed more than 1 lac which I could manage with the help of financial help from DORA. I hope this program keeps on running and doing the needful. My work with the University of Michigan is still ongoing, we hope to have a research paper at the end of it”

Vinayak Pushkar
B.Tech.
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
 
       

 

Internship at Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia (10 May to 20 July 2019)
 
“I would like to thank DORA for providing partial support for my research visit to Australian National University during May-July 2019. It is only because of their support that I was able to cover my extra expenses, this made sure for me to focus on research without caring for money. I did all the work which I was supposed to do, and I learned a lot of new instrumental techniques, which are not available here. Also, I received an award from Noble Prize-winning astrophysicist and vice-chancellor of ANU, Dr. Brian Schmidt”
 
Akash Kharita 
Integrated M.Tech. 2nd Year 
Department of Earth Sciences
 
       

 

Internship at Sorbonne University, Institute of Mathematics of Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche, Paris, France (15 May to 15 July 2019)

“Since I plan to do my Ph.D. abroad, the internship that I attended at Sorbonne University, Paris during the summer of 2019 was a much-needed experience for me. It gave me copious exposure to the real research work, the way mathematics is taught in France and explore Operator Algebras which is my area of interest. It also gave me a chance to interact with various other professors and research scholars of the research group and attend lectures by eminent mathematicians specific to my interest. This internship has made me aware of the current research going on in Mathematics and the universities and professors working on the related topics. It also gave enough idea about the topic I could be choosing for my master's thesis and research proposal. I was selected for Charpak Lab Scholarship for the same and my internship was not funded by the university (since it was only for 2 months). Since the living expenses in Paris is extremely expensive, the scholarship amount just covered the accommodation and food expenses. The gap in the total expenditure and the scholarship amount was still huge for me to afford for an internship. Then, I got to know about the Partial Support provided by DORA for International Internship in universities with top 50 world rankings. I applied for the same and it got approved. Almost 99% of all my expenses have been covered because of it.

I am extremely thankful to the Dean of Resources and Alumni, IIT Roorkee for providing financial support for the same because of which I was able to go for an extremely important research project. I hope this experience would give a great boost to my career”

 

Shreya Mehta
M.Sc. 1st Year
Department of Mathematics
 
       

 

Internship at CNRS, France (9 May to 16 July 2019)

“I learned a lot from this internship, and it has undoubtedly improved and shaped me as a researcher. I'm sure this internship will help me pursue higher studies in planetary sciences. For this, I would sincerely like to thank the Dean of Resources and Alumni Affairs (DORA) for providing me with adequate travel funding under the Travel Support Scheme for International Research Internships (TSS-IRI). Most of the times, it is unviable for undergraduate students to spend thousands of rupees on internships. Thus, such funding schemes prove to be beneficial in emboldening students to pursue foreign internships and not letting the financial factor hinder scientific growth. I hope this scheme encourages other students who wish to engage in research work in international universities and laboratories in the future.

Abhishek Thaker
Integrated M.Tech. 4th Year
Department of Earth Sciences
 
       

 

Internship at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (8 May to 12 July 2019)

"Thank You for considering my application for TSS-IRI scheme which finally turn out an outstanding opportunity for me to further broaden my horizons. Along with giving me valuable experience to cherish forever, this internship opportunity has also helped me to grow my interpersonal skills by working in a kind of cultural diverse environment. Also, it has provided me with different opportunities to further pursue my studies abroad and I got selected in Germany for perusing my Master's thesis there. This exposure was really helpful to further increase my confidence and to look forward in future open-mouthed opportunities.

Thank You DORA office for this partial support in terms of (TSS-IRI).
It really means a lot. I will be really grateful to you and our dear respected alumni for this support. "
 
Varsha
M.Tech. 1st Year
Department of Physics
 
       

 

Internship at Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, France during 11 May 2019 To 30 July 2019

"For the summer of 2019, I was, fortunately, offered an internship under Dr Elham Kashefi at LIP6, one of the largest Computer Science laboratory of Paris. For a student interested to work in the domain of Quantum Computing and Cryptography, this was a dream come true. However, I was initially sceptical to accept the offer due to the fact that the French government only allowed a monthly stipend of around 550 euros which was not sufficient to live in one of the most expensive cities in the world, Paris. It was at this time that I came to know about the Partial Support scheme for International Research Internships launched recently by the institute. I applied for the support under this scheme and thanks to the cooperative, hassle-free procedure, not only was I provided with a support of 1 Lakh rupees, but also half of it was paid to me in advance. This was a much-needed boost for me to pursue the unconventional path of research in an emerging and promising field as Quantum Information Science.

I am very thankful to the DORA office for supporting me to pursue my research internship and have a beautiful and informative experience at one of the most beautiful places on Earth."

 

Natansh Mathur
B.Tech.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
 
       

 

Internship at TUMCREATE Singapore during 2 June 2019 to 30 August 2019

"I want to thank DORA Office, IIT Roorkee for partially supporting me during my Research Internship at Singapore. It was an excellent experience for me to go outside of the country and explore the research field in Mechanical Engineering. It was also fun to interact with different personalities from different countries and exchange my views with them."

Ujjwal Gupta
B.Tech.
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
 
       

 

Internship at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN during 03 June 2019 to 02 August 2019

"I am thankful to the DORA office for recommending my application for travel support for internship. The travel support helped me a lot as I was able to avail the allowance for the International flight, Visa fee, Insurance fee, Domestic travel, etc. The host country was Japan and cost of living was approx 2.5 times than that of India. Given that the food, utility and miscellaneous charges were high, the given stipend for daily expenses was insufficient for covering up the flight and other travel expenses, hence I was able to manage my finances without compromising on the experience that one can gain in a foreign country. The work at the NIMS (Japan) was related to the analysis of the fracture surface on Ti-6Al-4V alloy made using SLM. The results and target work was completed well in time. The work alloted to me is a part of bigger project and it might find a section in journal paper once the project is finished. The takeaways were working in a well equipped laboratory and to operate a Scanning Electron Microscope which on my own. I attended various talks, seminars and institution tours which helped me to acknowledge the facilities and apparatus used there to conduct research.

Overall the experience was very nice and I am very thankful to the institute and DORA office for this."

 

Saurabh Kumar
B.Tech.
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
 
       

 

Internship at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Ave, Singapore, during 3 Jan 2019 To 31 May 2019

"I am very grateful for the scheme of international research internships (TSS-IRI), which enabled me to experience one of the most valuable internships of my career. I was able to cover my to and fro airfare for the internship.

 

I would like to thank the DORA office (IITR) who suggested and guided me through this scheme."
 
Khandelwal Dixit Paraskumar
M.Tech.
Centre of Nanotechnology
 
       

 

Internship at University of Malaya, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during May 2019 To July 2019

"I am a recipient of travel support provided by IIT Roorkee, which helped me a lot to compensate for my expenses in Malaysia. Besides doing research work in the lab, I got to visit a lot of places in Kuala Lumpur which is one of the perks of doing a foreign internship. Summing up, pursuing a research intern gives you more insight into your own interest and lets you explore different opportunities. Considering IIT-R now supports foreign interns in good universities and labs, It is worth giving it a try."
 
Shreeyash Geda
B.Tech.
Department of Electrical Engineering
 
       

 

Internship at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Stockholm, Sweden during 24 May to 30 July 2019

"Having a background in research, in my department of Metallurgy and Material Science, I wanted to experience and gain more insight, by doing a research in my field outside India. Not only the process of landing up a research opportunity outside India can be a little taxing but also a bit expensive. When I received an offer for a research internship, in the field of Material Science, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, I was a bit worried about the expenses. It was a partially funded internship. IIT Roorkee supported me under the TSS-IRI program, by partially funding me for my living expenses in Stockholm where my research was to model the Continuous Cooling Curve(CCT) for Low alloy Steels using machine learning.

 

I am indebted to IIT Roorkee to fund my research at KTH. It was a great learning experience for me, which helped me grow further, not only in my research but also as a person. I could not thank enough to IIT Roorkee for supporting me financially and helping me shape my career further. "
 
Atharva Pagare
B.Tech.
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
 
       

 

Internship at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Ave, Singapore, during January 17, 2019 to May 31, 2019

"During my visit to Singapore, I collaborated with Prof Tomasz Paterek of NTU Singapore (now an Associate Professor at the University of Gdansk in Poland) to work on calculating the interaction-mediated gain of quantum entanglement and its possible applications in Nuclear Physics.

I sincerely thank the DORA Office for running the TSS-IRI Scheme, which has allowed me to collaborate with a foreign insitute and conduct an inter-disciplinary research."

 

Ankit Kumar
Research Scholar
Department of Physics
 
       

 

Internship at Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, during 7 May 2019 To 31 July 2019

"I would describe my internship experience to be positive and full of learning overall. During this period, I learned a lot on Remote Sensing and handling datasets on a global scale. I think this experience has made me independent as I was solely responsible for writing the codes, so it was an intense yet exciting experience as I had to present my ideas in front of all lab members during weekly lab seminars. On the other hand, I also experienced a different culture and traditions, very much undiscovered by Indians.

Travel Support to Students(TSS) is a great initiative taken by DORA, IIT Roorkee, as it will allow a lot of students undertake research work at some of the finest institutions around the world who earlier could not use such opportunities due to their financial background. I want to thank DORA, IIT Roorkee, for providing me with the means to complete this internship as this experience will surely benefit me during my graduate studies."

 

Mayur Khandelwal
B.Tech.
Department of Civil Engineering
 
       

 

Internship at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Ave, Singapore, during January 03, 2019 to May 31, 2019

I was assigned work under Prof. Lew WenSiang, Associate Professor, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. I had learnt micromagnetic simulations sort of work. I have designed skyrmions based artificial neuron device and performed micromagnetic simulations on MuMax3. I am about to get high impact publication based on this work. As expected, the people in Singapore were polite and helpful and, in my experience, extremely sincere towards their work. Working with them was a wonderful experience for me. I must say that this internship was quite a learning experience.

 

I want to thank the Dean of Resources and Alumni Affairs (DORA), IIT Roorkee for kind support by providing funding for my research internship at NTU, Singapore."

 

 

Namita
Research Scholar
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
 
       

 

Internship at EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland, during 20-05-2019 To 31-12-2019

"I am Ankit Kumar, B.Tech Engineering Physics 2020 batch student at IIT Roorkee. I received travel support under the scheme TSS-IRI from DORA office, IIT Roorkee for an external B.Tech Project cum Internship at EPFL, Switzerland during May - December, 2019. During my Project, I worked on developing a universal 3D-Bioprinted Organ-on-Chip system for in-vivo like infection studies on artificial lung, bladder, heart, pancreas, liver and blood-brain barrier. I successfully developed the platform which would, in years to come, be helpful in getting deeper insights about the in-vivo responses/behaviour of these organs viz. metabolic studies, drug-absorption studies and high spatial-resolution oncology studies. Overall, it was an immense learning experience for me, in terms of exposure to the western scientific community and their practices, as well as exposure to an entirely different culture!

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to DORA and TSS-IRI program in financially helping me with this endeavour, and making this project exchange possible."

 

Ankit Kumar
B.Tech.
Department of Physics
 
       

 

Internship at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Ave, Singapore, during August 12, 2019 to December 31, 2019

"I was selected under the NTU-India Connect Research Internship Program for four months. I was given Partial Funding by Nanyang Technological University.

I want to thank the IIT Roorkee DORA office for this initiative (TSS-IRI, Travel Support Scheme for International Research Internships) because of which I was able to cover my remaining expenses. The internship gave me an international research experience where I interacted with a lot of students and academic/industrial researchers, which helped me grow both professionally and personally."

 

Harsh K Patel
B.Tech.
Department of Electrical Engineering
 
       

 

Internship at Australian National University (ANU), ANU College of Science, Canberra, Australia during 12 May to 30 July 2019

"Fortunately, I got selected for FRT awards, ANU to conduct research work at Australian Nation University during summers,2019. I worked with Ozgrav group to enhance the sensitivity of the gravitational wave detector. This internship provided me with great exposure to a whole new research community. Also, it provided a great chance to work in a world class lab.

It would not be possible without the partial funding from DORA Office which helped me financially and supported my endeavours."

 

Nancy Gupta
B.Tech.
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
 
       

 

 

Internship at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (8 May to 12 July 2019)

"I was selected under the NTU India Connect Program for an internship at NTU Singapore. I worked under the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. My project was titled- "OSMind: An Analytical Tool for Robotics" The project comprised of Development of an Analytical Software for Visualization, Simulation, and Image Processing using the Robotics Operating System(ROS). I implemented Loop closure techniques and used RTAB-Map standalone libraries for 3D Scene reconstruction. After development, I also worked on the specific application of this tool in path optimization and motion planning for industrial automation. The experience was truly enlightening. I learned a lot about the software aspects of robotics. I was very happy to see the practical applications of my previous learnings and projects. My supervisor was very helpful and motivating and always inspired me to maximize my productivity and produce the best results. My supervisor was very happy with my work and he has provided a letter of recommendation to me as well. I along with my professor are planning to write a research paper soon based on the accomplishments of this project. Overall, this was my best internship experience till now and it has given me many insightful academic and cultural lessons.

 

 

I am very thankful to the Dean of Resources and Alumni Affairs, IIT Roorkee for the support and I also thank DORA Office for all his help in facilitating the process. I am highly indebted by this. I think that this is a wonderful initiative which will help financially weak students like me in pursuing productive research work."
 

 

Samarth Gubrele
B.Tech.
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering