Apart from Indore, 6 students have been selected from Jabalpur, three from Bhopal and one each Ratlam and Gwalior

Indore: Working in the labs of Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), which played a crucial role in discovery of Gold Particle in 2012, is nothing less than a dream come true for science and engineering background students.

Four students from the city have made it to this premier centre for their project work during winter season. Two students are from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya and two from Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS).

These four students are among 40 selected from across the country for the completion of projects at the RRCAT.

Apart from Indore, six students have been selected from Jabalpur, three from Bhopal and one each Ratlam and Gwalior.

Of the total 40 students, 15 are from Madhya Pradesh — highest number of students selected from any state followed by 11 from Kerala and five from Tamil Nadu.

Students have been picked up from Telangana, Orissa, Rajasthan and Haryana.

A closer look at the list of students selected for winter project work, nearly 50 per cent are girl students. RRCAT offers opportunities to the students pursuing degree in science and engineering from recognised institutions in the country for carrying out project work towards partial fulfilment of their degree. Presently projects are offered to students pursuing the following degrees in MPhil, MSc, ME and MTech.

This scheme has no prescribed training programme/ curriculum. Each selected student has to carry out the project individually under the guidance of a scientist/engineer of RRCAT, on all working days.

Project duration is from minimum six months up to twelve months.

To apply for the project work from RRCAT, the student needs to send his/her application in the prescribed form.

Application for the project work must be accompanied with the certificate of bona fide student issued only by principal/ head of the institute. Selection criteria are the academic profile of the student and availability of suitable project guide in the area of interest of the student.

Period for the winter and summer projects will be from December to June and June to December, respectively, in the calendar year.

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