A good news for the Indian students, who are pursuing their PhD programmes at US based, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh. Indian students will get extra benefits by studying here.
Meritorious Indian students of Engineering, Science and Mathematics pursuing their doctorate in this university are eligible to have this advantage.
What are the benefits?
The perk what we are talking about will be offered through a new fellowship scheme, by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India.
Recently an agreement was signed by officials of CMU and SERB. The agreement says $2.4 million will be disbursed in fellowship in next five years.
These fellowship will cover the stipend provided to at-least 5 Indian students per academic year. This program will be commenced by the end of 2016.
Why only Indian Students get the benefits?
Apart from US, India has the biggest section of CMU alumni. 13000 Indian Students attended CMU last year. Indian students are the largest foreign groups at CMU.
This joint venture will help institutes to bring out more scholars, engineers as well as scientists. These lot will be an asset to the world for better.
About Carnegie Mellon University
CMU is a top global research university with over 13,285 students; 98,000 alumni and 5,000 faculty/staff. The varsity has been an innovation hub since its founding in 1900.
CMU consists of seven schools as well as colleges and has campuses in Pittsburgh, Qatar and Silicon Valley. It offers degree-granting programs around the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.
Around 35% of CMU's students are from 115 countries outside the US.