Guwahati, Dec 13 (UNI) A week-long 6th Indo-German Winter Academy 2007 is being hosted by IIT Guwahati from tomorrow.
The Winter Academy is a joint effort between the Indian Institutes of Technology and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and was started in 2002 with the objective of motivating undergraduate students from premier technological institutions in India and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg to the challenging problems of Science and Engineering.
The Winter Academy is an academic conclave for bringing together a group of talented undergraduates from their respective institutions in a collaborative learning environment.
The purpose of the Academy is to motivate students of different institutes in their research pursuit. A total number of 57 students and 15 coordinating Professors from India including six students and three coordinating Professors from abroad will participate in the 6th edition of the Winter Academy.
The focus of the Academy is not only learning about contemporary research issues but also to promote a greater understanding of the social and cultural context.
The selected students for the Academy had been assigned a seminar topic beforehand and provided with guidance through a group of research mentors.