Banaras Hindu University today launched a six-month external research experience for PhD students that will help foster good quality research. Academic researchers with a very good academic profile at undergraduate and postgraduate level, who have completed coursework and quality publications to their credit, will be eligible to apply for the programme.
Under this program, PhD students will have the opportunity to spend one semester (six months) at a renowned university or research laboratory in India to conduct research. They will also be able to use this opportunity to develop experimental, theoretical or professional skills. Students benefiting from the program will be exposed to a diverse, multicultural, and competitive research environment that will in turn help them excel academically and professionally.
Under this programme, the visiting researcher will receive a monthly maintenance allowance of Rs 15,000 in addition to the regular stipend.
“We want our PhD students to carry out high-quality research for their thesis and prepare for challenging tasks ahead. This scheme will enable them to carry out research in a diverse and multicultural environment and gain experience very valuable,” said Vice-Chancellor Professor Sudhir Kumar Jain.
The scheme, implemented as part of the Institution of Eminence, BHU, is being managed by the Sponsored Research Industrial Consultancy Cell (SRICC) headed by Prof. DS Pandey.