Two IIT Madras students were awarded a scholarship on behalf of Nissan Global Foundation based on their performance in a series of tests and interviews used to judge technical and leadership prowess. Naveen Nikamanth and Siddharth Dialani, were selected by Nissan Global Foundation along with IIT Madras (IITM) for the scholarship. These two students were chosen from a list 50 students which had been submitted to the joint committee of Nissan Global Foundation.
With this scholarship, Naveen and Siddharth have an opportunity to pursue a short training program in Nissan Headquarters in Japan as also undertake internship at Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India Pvt Ltd. They will also be provided with a financial grant for a period of two years.
IIT-M and Nissan boast of a strong bond where education and research is concerned. In order to encourage R&D projects in IIT-M Nissan has initiated the Nissan Support Program which caters to projects in areas spanning engineering, management, humanities, science and social sciences. As per this scheme five projects are chosen each year for funding by Nissan. Currently there are ten projects which being undertaken by students in accordance with this scheme.