AICTE and Mitacs Inc extended their existing Industry-focused research internship partnership. The partnership aims at extending student mobility and enhancing research collaborations between academia and industry. As part of the new agreement between All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Mitacs 30 Master’s students can now participate in research exchanges in Canada through Mitacs’s internship program. This opportunity allows students to gain applied research opportunities in Canada by working with local companies and not-for-profit organizations.
Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, chairman, AICTE, said: “AICTE has partnered with Mitacs in the year 2018 to support Indian undergraduates to have internship opportunities in the Canadian universities. Taking one step forward, today we have extended the opportunities to our MTech/ME students to have research exposure to Industry- University collaborative projects in Canada. It will further enrich their knowledge by working in the live projects.”
The AICTE Mitacs Inc Globalink Research Internship is already in place for third and final year graduate students enrolled in full-time undergraduate programs in All India Council for Technical Education approved institutions. The initiative is aimed at encouraging young researchers of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Candidates selected for the internships will get to work at laboratories in Canada for a period of 12 weeks. Mitacs is a nonprofit national research organization of Canada dedicated to supporting applied and industrial research. The organization in partnerships with Canadian academia, private industry and government, operates research and training programs in fields related to industrial and social innovation.
John Hepburn, CEO and scientific director, Mitacs, said: “Research connections between India and Canada are vital for global innovation. Mitacs is delighted to partner with AICTE to continue and expand our partnership to promote industry-academic collaborations and contribute to the development and growth of talented young researchers. We are grateful to the Government of Canada, as well provincial, territorial, academic, and industry partners for providing support for meaningful opportunities for innovation.”