Heritage Internships
(facilitate summer research in academia)

Program Chair
Job Description

Manoj Goel, BE Mech 1981


Anuj Varshneya, BE Civil 1982

Facilitate summer research internships in academia to broaden student's research goals. IITR students can apply directly to faculty at the email address on their website.

Benefits for students: Conduct research with leading faculty in reputed universities, interact with PhD and post-doctoral research students, and explore graduate and doctoral programs

Benefits for faculty: Find bright students with a passion for research, screen potential doctoral candidates, and know that your guidance made a difference in someone’s life

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

Funding resource: Faculty grants, department/ university grants, IITR grants, student's personal funds
(Remainder of the needs can be supported by IITRHF under Pledge a Dream program. If a student finds an opportunity on their own and seeks support, then apply to "Pledge a Dream program")

Students' feedback for our efforts


Areas of Interest


Prof. Brij Agrawal
Dept. of Mech. & Aerospace, Naval PG School, Monterey, CA, USA
- ME Mech. '66, IITR
- PhD Mech., Syracuse Univ., USA

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

Prof. Vipin Kumar
Dept. of CS, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
- BE E&C '77, IITR
- PhD CS, Univ. of Maryland, USA

Data mining and parallel computing, Bioinformatics

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

Prof. Ajay Agrawal
Dept. of Mech., Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
- BE Mech '80, IITR
- PhD Mech, Univ. of Miami, USA

Combustion and fluid flow in microgravity/ in gas turbine systems. Applied computational fluid dynamics. Design of thermal fluid systems

Prof. Subhash Suri
Dept. of CS, U of California at Santa Barbara, CA, USA
- BE E&C '81, IITR
- PhD CS, John Hopkins Univ., USA

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

Prof. Pankaj Agarwal
Dept. of CS, Duke Univ., Durham, NC, USA
- BE E&C '82, IITR
- PhD CS, New York Univ., USA

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

Prof. Venkat Lakshmi
Engineering Systems & Environment, Univ of Virginia, Charlottseville, VA
- BE Civil '87, IITR
- PhD Civil & Environmental, Princeton Univ., USA

Catchment hydrology, satellite data validation and assimilation, field experiments, land-atmosphere interactions, satellite data downscaling, vadose zone and water resources

Prof. S. K. Gupta
Dept. of Aerospace & Mech., Univ of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- BE Mech. '88, IITR
- PhD Mech., Univ. of Maryland, USA

Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing Automation, and Robotics


Prof. Ananth Grama
Dept. of CS, Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN, USA
- BE CS '89, IITR
- PhD CS, Univ. of Minnesota, USA

Parallel and distributed computing architectures, algorithms & applications.


Prof. Alisa Piekny
Dept. of Biology, Co-Director, Centre for Microscopy, Concordia Univ., Montreal, Canada
- PhD Univ. of Calgary, C

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

Parth Gupta

M.Sc. , Applied Maths
Class of 2020

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

Prof. Ananth Grama
Purdue University, USA

Sakshi Priya

B.Tech, Biotech Eng, Class of 2020

Research Fellow - Summer 2019
Worked on: Algorithm for biological sequence compression that makes use of both statistical properties and repetition within sequences.

Prof. Alisa Piekny
Concordia University, Canada