Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship

The Indian Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has opened up opportunities for enhancing mobility of Indian research students at the PhD level. The Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship (OVDF) Scheme was designed with a primary objective to offer opportunities for PhD students admitted to Indian institutions to gain exposure and training at overseas universities / institutions of repute and in areas of importance to country for period of up to 12 months (extendable up to a maximum of six months on case-by-case basis, based on performance evaluation) during their doctoral research.

Congratulations to Rachana Agrawal

Congratulations to Rachana Agrawal, the 2017 recipient of the Chintakindi L. (C.L.) and Sita C. Amba-Rao Fellowship. Rachana joined the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the fall of 2017 as a PhD student. She is part of the Advanced Astrodynamics Concepts research group. In the group she will primarily be working on research related to interplanetary manned and unmanned missions. Rachana completed her B.Tech and M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) in 2017. She was also a member of the student satellite team at IITB for more than three years. She was part of the core team which led the project resulting in the launch of the satellite "Pratham," where she primarily worked on the communications sub-system of the satellite. She also belonged to the Mars Society chapter of India based at IITB. Apart from academics and technical projects, she is a nature lover and trekking enthusiast. She also loves reading books and listening to music. Welcome to the boilermaker community, Rachana!

Commencement speaker to grads: ‘Live your dream, love your world, laugh out loud’

Alumnus GV Sanjay Reddy spoke during Purdue University’s winter commencement on Sunday (Dec. 16, 2016)

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View the video of the commencement address given by GV Sanjay Reddy

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