Banaras Hindu University (BHU) today launched the ‘International Visiting Student Program’ scheme. Under this scheme research scholars of the university will get an opportunity to conduct their research in reputed global institutions outside India for a semester.
As per the scheme, the selected research scholars will spend one semester (nearly six months) in top 500 institutions of the world (as THE or QS rankings). The scheme aims to foster networking, facilitate collaborative research, strengthen institutional ties, developing experimental, theoretical and professional skills.
Research scholars who have completed their course work with 8.0 or more CGPA and have published at least two papers in their discipline in a journal of international reputation will be eligible for the programme. The research scholar will need consent from the host institution to provide necessary facilities to continue their research.
The research scholars will also get a consolidated fellowship amount of $1800 per month for their semester abroad. They will also be provided with economy class return air travel, visa fee and health insurance (if required). Under this scheme, the scholar will also get travel allowance of around $600 within the host country to attend conferences or visit to other institutions of interest.
The programme has been conceptualised in accordance with the National Education Policy 2020.
Courtesy : The Indian Express