Applied Materials India, the Indian subsidiary of materials engineering leader Applied Materials, Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
The programme aims to expand the talent pool for the country’s evolving semiconductor industry.
The sponsored fellowship programme is open to second-year Master of Technology (MTech) students, commencing from 2022-2023.
The CeNSE MTech Fellowship is designed to provide opportunities for students from traditional engineering and science disciplines, to gain expertise in electronics and semiconductor technology.
Srinivas Satya, country president, Applied Materials India, is “delighted to offer the MTech fellowship to students from the CeNSE”. He said that through this programme, they “aim to build upon the foundation students have acquired in their undergraduate courses across nanoscience and engineering”.
He added, “We look forward to collaborating with the CeNSE faculty to shape the MTech curriculum and inspire the next-generation of innovators”.
Srinivasan Raghavan, professor, CeNSE, IISc, looks forward “to the positive impact the collaboration can bring, especially in the areas of mechanical, electrical, materials and chemical engineering, physical and chemical sciences”. He is confident that “the initiative will connect the students to highly trained tech-professionals and make them industry ready”.
Suraj Rengarajan, managing director and CTO, Applied Materials India, emphasised on there being “an increased need for highly skilled tech workers to support the AI computing era” and this collaboration is expected “to provide a major boost to the innovation ecosystem”.