Duration: 6-weeks to 6-months (extendable up to one year).
Eligibility : BSc, BE and MSc 3rd and final year students particularly those students with the intention of pursuing research as a career are encouraged to apply. Students from Bangalore colleges, who are keen to work on part time basis for acquiring research experience at RRI, will also be considered.
Financial Support : Out station students joining this programme on a full time basis will be offered: a) Sleeper-class train fare to Bangalore from their place of stay, and also the return fare, for a single person; b) Allowance of Rs.12,000/- (Rupees twelve thousand only) per month of the visit duration to cover local expenses; and c) Institute will provide on all working days lunch free of cost. Students will have to make their own arrangements for accommodation. Students from Bangalore will be offered the above allowance, if they are part of this programme on a full-time basis. If they are planning to work on part-time basis (at least two days in a week), a support of Rs.1000/- per week will be given.
How to apply:
A potential VSP student is expected to go through the RRI homepage to get an idea of the research interests of the research staff (postdoctoral fellows and members of the research faculty). Then he/she should e-mail directly the research staff member of his/her choice seeking possibility of working on a project with him/her. The e-mail should contain information on the student's academic background and the kind of work that he/she would like to pursue.
The student should arrange for recommendation letters to be e-mailed directly to the relevant staff member only if the staff member requests recommendation letters to be sent to him/her. An incoming VSP student is expected to carry an ID card when he/she comes to the RRI.