IITB-Monash Engineering Research Placement Program

The Faculty of Engineering hosted 15 undergraduate students from partner university, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) to complete a placement program from May – July.

Students undertook research projects alongside experienced engineering researchers within the faculty in various fields of engineering. Such projects ranged from the experimentation with the fabrication of vessel on a chip (VOC) devices to the pedestrian flow at Richmond station.

The internship program strengthens the longstanding relationship with IITB through the IITB-Monash Research Academy – a joint venture research academy that aims at enhancing research collaborations between Australia and India.

“I’m delighted that we have been able to kick off the IITB undergraduate internship program with Monash this year. This builds upon the vibrant relationship between IITB and Monash in the joint PhD program and exposes talented young Indian engineers to Monash and Australia,” Professor Murali Sastry said.

The program is intended to provide students with the valuable opportunity to engage in research projects that address immense challenges and prepare candidates for their future endeavours.

“Monash was delighted to have the opportunity to host these bright young students in their laboratories and research modelling. This program has helped strengthen and diversify our ties with IITB, and we hope it has inspired some individuals to pursue further research at the completion of their undergraduate studies,” Professor George Simon said.

Many students said the highlight of the program was the opportunity to engage in practical learning and experience Australia’s vibrant culture, and recommend the program to anyone interested in pursuing a path in research.