In addition to a financial grant for two years, amounting to Rs 1.2 lakh, Vallamkonda and Kalidoss will also get to visit Nissan headquarters, production plant and R&D centre in Japan plus an internship at Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India Pvt Ltd (RNTBCI).
The scholarship has a rigorous selection process involving interviews by IIT Professors and NGF officials to assess the technical and leadership abilities of candidates. The two recipients of this prestigious scholarship were chosen from amongst more than 50 students.
Apart from the scholarship programme, Nissan is actively engaged in collaborative research projects with IIT Madras in advanced areas of automobile technology. 'Nissan Support Program' supports Research & Development projects at IIT-M in the areas of engineering, science, management, humanities and social sciences.
"Around five projects are chosen for funding every year based on proposals from young faculty of IIT-M. This further emphasizes Nissan's commitment in the field of education and research in India. Currently, there are more than ten projects being carried out under this scheme," a press release said. source