Purdue Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE)


PURE 2017 students with Purdue student ambassadors and staff

PURE 2017 students with Purdue student ambassadors and staff

Purdue Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) is one of the marquee programs of the Purdue-India Initiative. This nine-week summer program in partnership with three Indian Institutes of Technology: IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, and IIT Hyderabad will take place from May 14 - July 13, 2018. Through the program, top third-year students in BTech or dual-degree programs are matched with Purdue faculty to work on summer research projects. PURE was created in 2016 as a mechanism to raise interest in Purdue graduate programs among high-caliber students from IITs and foster collaborations in research and education by strengthening institutional partnerships—including department-to-department and research group-to-research group activities—while providing substantive research experience to top Indian undergraduates.

PURE 2018 Instructions and Eligibility:

Applications from eligible students, see below, will be accepted until Friday, November 17 and must be submitted to each IIT’s designated Point of Contact. Each institution has specific processes in place for submission of applications therefore questions should be addressed to the below. All applications will require a Statement of Interest and CV.

IITB: Ms. Asha Dhaka: IIT Bombay, Practical Training Cell training@iitb.ac.in

IITH: Dr. Siva Kumar, Associate Dean for International Relations: deaniar@iith.ac.in

IITM: Mr. Arvind Sivamani, Liaison Officer, Office of International Relations oir4@wmail.iitm.ac.in

Eligible students: High performing third-year students in BTech or dual-degree programs from IITB, IITH, and IITM.

Participating Departments and projects

Below is a complete list of participating Purdue departments. Students have the option to apply for the Department, in general and/or for a specific project/projects. Preferences should also be clearly indicated in their statement of interest.

(Note: students who have the adequate background and qualifications may choose to apply for projects/positions in departments other than the one at which they are currently enrolled at their IIT).

Aeronautics & Astronomics
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering



Heidi Arola
Heidi Arola
Managing Director, Global Partnerships
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