In order to boost the quality of research, new PhD programme is launched. It is the Intel PhD sponsorship programme which is being supported by the government of India.
The programme will provide research opportunities for students in cutting edge technology as well as provide a platform to experience industry knowledge and mentoring from senior technology leaders at Intel through fellowships, research travel grants and also contingency grants to selected students.
Kumud Srinivasan, president of Intel India stated that there is a huge requirement of innovation and IT creation in the country and this programme will encourage research which is the need of Intel and India. She also mentioned about the different areas of research like parallel computing, architecture, sensing, power management etc and the applications will be evaluated on these areas. The professors will nominate the students. At present 20 institutes are targeted for the programme.