We are pleased to announce the IITM Young Research Fellow program, conceptualised and funded by the Alumni Class of 1979. This is a one-of-a-kind program with a mission to encourage highly motivated undergraduate students to embrace the vibrant ongoing scientific research activity at IIT Madras. The year-long program is designed to provide immersive and intense scientific exploration opportunities for the students. The participants will have the opportunity to choose and execute research projects in any academic department or center of excellence at IITM, purely based on their interest and aptitude. The students will be closely guided by the respective faculty member to ensure a successful and rewarding research endeavour. The young research fellows will also be supported and encouraged to publish their findings in peer-reviewed international journals and to present at high quality international conferences.
The IITM YRF is the brainchild of the Alumni Batch of 1979. The 79ers, with a crack team spanning nearly 30 members spread across 10 teams, have handled various elements including program structure, fund-raising, financial strategy and planning, and marketing and PR for the IITM YRF. They have spent countless hours in helping shape and launch the IITM YRF, and their contribution has been invaluable. The 79ers continued personal involvement will be the lynchpin of the program’s success!