The In-Reach Research Program for Partner Institutes was conducted at the IC&SR Auditorium on October 8th, 2015. The program focused on the importance of research and the scope for placements for research students from various disciplines. Distinguished dignitaries from IITM spoke on the current research scenario and its many challenges and scopes which gave new ideas and confidence to research aspirants.
The champion of this event, Mr. Gautham welcomed the gathering. Dean of International Alumni Relations, IIT Madras, Dr. R. Nagarajan, spoke from the research academia perspective and re-iterated that research students were unique and sought after by the industry. He said that placement of such students happened on a continuous basis as there was always a demand for doctoral students from IIT in academics, industry and other captive research labs.
Industry and the Research Environment
The point that IITM has the best infrastructure, faculty guides and the right ambience for research was highlighted by Dr. K Srinivasan. He also gave clear details on how one can pursue research at IITM. Dr. Arun Vasan spoke on the topic of why a research environment needs to be nurtured for any industry, to survive, thrive and sustain its presence. He highlighted the point that the industry arena is now open to candidates with a research bent of mind. Mr. Viswanathan spoke on his view of placement of MS and Ph.D students in IIT.
The research panel discussion by research students from NITs and non-IIT backgrounds, was refreshing. Mr. Krush Tripathi and team answered questions from the students and gave tips on how students can confidently face the interview with the panel. Mr. Krush emphasised that professors at IIT were more than willing to help students work their way up for their respective research activities. After a formal vote of thanks by Ms. Alamelu, Dr. Srinivasan went that extra mile to talk to the faculty and students of DCE on the eligibility criteria and opportunities in research.