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Amrita Biotechnology Student Selected for Khorana Program for Scholars

March 16, 2018 - 5:09
Amrita Biotechnology Student Selected for Khorana Program for Scholars

Mr. Gurudatt Patra, 1st year, MSc Biotechnology, Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri, has been selected for the prestigious Khorana Program for Scholars. the internship will be from May 21- July 31, 2018.

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward are partnering to support the prestigious Khorana Program for Scholars named in honor of Dr. Har Gobind Khorana, who won the Nobel Prize in 1968 for his work at the interface of Chemistry and Biology while a member of the UW faculty. The Khorana Program will provide opportunities to Indian students to undertake research at University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and partner universities in the summer of 2018 for a period of 10 weeks.

“I have been placed in University of California, Riverside, to carry out my summer internship program from mid-May to end of July. I came to know about the program from my teachers here at Amrita School of Biotechnology who are a source of inspiration for me to carry out research. I think, my average high grades and good recommendation letters helped, along with a well-written Statement of Purpose (SOP). Also, I felt that my coming from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham helped my chances. I felt they were really looking for individuals who have a flair for science and would like to pursue a future in research,” shared Mr. Gurudatt.

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