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Studying Abroad

July 25, 2013 - 12:18
Studying Abroad

Vyshakh P. T., final-year BTech student of Mechanical Engineering at the Amritapuri campus, was recently selected to complete a one-month summer program in Theoretical Tribology and Nonnegative Matrices at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

The program offered during August 1-30, 2013, attracts applicants from all over the world.

Vyshakh received a scholarship from the Institute that will cover all expenses, including food and stay.

Located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Haifa, the Technion Israel Institute of Technology has Nobel Laureates on its faculty. The Institute has awarded 95,000 degrees since its inception and the main language of instruction is Hebrew.

An ancient language, just like Sanskrit, Hebrew was once considered a dead language. When the nation of Israel was formed in 1948, it was revived when a decision was taken to conduct all official business in Hebrew. Jews who came to live in the new nation from all over the world, took great pains to learn it.

Today Israel can boast of having given many modern scientific innovations to the world in different areas including drip irrigation, flash drives and advanced solar thermal technologies

The Technion Israel Institute of Technology has played a major role in Israel’s contribution to the scientific world. Winston Churchill is said to have once remarked, “Technion has a great contribution to make to Israel’s future prosperity, and Israel’s prosperity cannot but be of great benefit to other countries, as well.”

In recent times, scientists at Technion have designed, built and launched one of the smallest satellites in the world. They have also printed a Nano Bible on an area the size of a pinhead.

While Vyshakh will be fortunate to study at Technion, he will also be getting ready for another overseas stint. Upon return, he will proceed on a ten-month student exchange program to the Politecnico di Torino University, Italy.

This will enable him to complete his bachelors degree as well as his final-year project. In addition to taking classes in his discipline, he will also participate in field and research projects at the host university.

This exchange program will be facilitated by the India4EU Erasmus Mundus scholarship, funded by the European Commission. Recipients study in the best universities of Europe in a wide variety of academic fields with the scholarship providing subsistence allowance, travel costs, tuition/registration fees and insurance.

In addition to Vyshakh, three more students from the School of Engineering at the Amritapuri campus, will head to Europe as part of the same program. Sowmya Ravidas, Savita Seetaraman and Sreepriya Chalakkal are all final-year students of BTech (Computer Science and Engineering). While Sreepriya and Savita will enroll in classes at Politecnico di Trento University, Italy, Sowmya will be based at Aalto University, Finland.

“We are extremely happy about these developments. We encourage our juniors to avail the enormous opportunities that are being made available to us. We thank our friends and mentors who motivated us to move on ahead, despite hurdles,” the students shared.

“Life is short, make the most of it and help make the world a better place,” the students underlined.

July 25, 2013
School of Engineering, Amritapuri

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