Heritage Internship

Program Chair : Job Description

Manoj Goel

BE (Mechanical) 1981

Coordinator - IITR Campus Operation

Anuj Varshneya

B.E. Civil 1982


Distinguished Alum


Facilitate summer research internships in academia to broaden student's outlook and research goals

Benefits for students

    • Conduct research with leading faculty in reputed universities

    • Interact with other PhD and post-doctoral research students

    • Explore graduate and doctoral programs and advisers

Benefits for faculty

    • Find bright students with a passion for research and learning

    • Screen potential doctoral and post-doctoral candidates

    • Know that your guidance made a difference in someone’s life

Benefits for donors

    • Support a program that promotes students in academia

    • Be a proud sponsor of a program for your alma-mater

    • Gratitude of being able to provide opportunities far greater than that available when you were a student

Steps for faculty and student

  • Willing faculty advertise positions online at IITRHF and set the minimum requirements for applicants

  • IITR students apply online at IITRHF

  • Faculty interviews and select student(s)

Typical cost: An internship may cover travel, boarding, lodging, and administrative expense

(IITRHF does not facilitate any documentation for visa-processing)

Funding resource: Faculty grants, department of university grants, and student's personal funds

(Remainder of the needs may be supported by IITRHF based on resources under this program)


    • Role of program chair and co-chair is of match-maker and to facilitate the funding process.

    • IITRHF will list possible opportunities on website after confirming with participating faculty.

    • Students will apply at online application form.

    • Program chair may help shortlist the qualifying applicants based on agreed-upon/ pre-determined criteria.

    • Faculty members will then review shortlisted students for interview.

    • Approved grant will be disbursed to the faculty or the student.

If a student finds an opportunity in any country on their own and seeks support from IITRHF, such a support will also be considered by the committee on case by case basis.

Apply Here: Application Form

Participating Faculty (The list will grow as more faculty members come on-board)


Brief Bio

Prof. Brij Agrawal

Dept. of Mech. & Aerospace, Naval PG School, Monterey, CA, USA

- ME Mech. '66, IITR

- PhD Mech., Syracuse Univ., USA

Prof. Vipin Kumar

Dept. of CS, Univ. of Minnesota, MN, USA

- BE E&C '77, IITR

- PhD CS, Univ. of Maryland, USA

Prof. Ajay Agrawal

Dept. of Mech., Univ. of Alabama, AL, USA

- BE Mech '80, IITR

- PhD Mech, Univ. of Miami, USA

Prof. Subhash Suri

Dept. of CS, Univ. of California at Santa Barbara, CA, USA

- BE E&C '81, IITR

- PhD CS, John Hopkins Univ., USA

Prof. Pankaj Agarwal

Dept. of CS, Duke Univ., NC, USA

- BE E&C '82, IITR

- PhD CS, New York Univ., USA

Prof. Venkat Lakshmi

Engineering Systems & Environment,

Univ of Virginia,


VA 229o4

- BE Civil '87, IITR

- PhD Civil & Environmental, Princeton Univ., USA

Prof. S. K. Gupta

Dept. of Aerospace & Mech., Univ. of Southern California, CA, USA

- BE Mech. '88, IITR

- PhD Mech., Univ. of Maryland, USA

Prof. Ananth Grama

Dept. of CS, Purdue Univ., IN, USA

- BE CS '89, IITR

- PhD CS, Univ. of Minnesota, USA

Areas of Interest

Spacecraft design, acquisition, tracking and pointing, jitter control, and adaptive optics control for imaging spacecraft, laser communications, and high energy laser beam control.

Required: US citizen / PR

Data mining and parallel computing, Bioinformatics


At least 3rd year undergrad or masters with 8.5+ GPA

- PhD Univ. of Calgary, Canada

Prof. Alisa Piekny

Dept. of Biology, Co-Director, Centre for Microscopy, Concordia Univ., Montreal, Canada

- Combustion and fluid flow in microgravity/ in gas turbine systems

- Applied computational fluid dynamics

- Design of thermal fluid systems

Algorithms and Data Structures, Computational Geometry, Data Science, Optimization

Geometric computing, approximation algorithms, GIS, databases and data mining

Environmental Sciences

Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing Automation, and Robotics

Parallel and distributed computing architectures, algorithms & applications.

Development of software support for dynamic clustered & multi-clustered environments. Recent work focused on resource location and allocation mechanisms in peer-to-peer networks.

Gain a stronger understanding of how the cytoskeleton is regulated during dynamic events such as cytokinesis and cell shape change (morphogenesis)

List of Awardees




Host Faculty Sponsor

Parth Gupta


Applied Maths

Class of 2020

Research Fellow - Summer 2018

Purdue University, Lafayette, USA

Prof. Ananth Grama

Purdue University, USA

Sakshi Priya


Biotech Eng

Class of 2020

Worked on: Novel classification algorithms to determine storms from satellite images, expected to be incorporated in an ISRO satellite in 2018.

Research Fellow - Summer 2019

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Prof. Alisa Piekny

Concordia University, Canada

Worked on: A novel algorithm for biological sequence compression that makes use of both statistical properties and repetition within sequences.