Madras University Vice- Chancellor, G. Thiruvasagam, recently announced an innovative new scheme to encourage rural students to take up basic science research.
For the first time, the University has decided to throw open its high-tech science laboratories to school and college students from rural areas of Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts, during the two-month summer vacation.
The students can send their research proposals to the University through their respective headmasters or principals. The University intends to grant financial assistance up to Rs. 10,000 for every accepted proposal.
Not only will the selected students obtain access to laboratory equipment and guidance from faculty members, but they will be provided free lodging and boarding during the two-month period.
This seems to be a scheme sure to benefit rural students with interest in scientific research!