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Viterbi-India Program 2018: 8 weeks Internship in USA

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15 November 2017

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About Viterbi-India Program

Viterbi-India Program provides opportunities to Indian students to undertake a Research Internship at the Viterbi School of Engineering, USA in summer 2018 for eight weeks.The opportunity is open to engineers pursuing bachelor's or master's studies. Viterbi-India Program is supported by Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California (USC) and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)

The Viterbi-India Program is for following things

  • Encourage outstanding students to take up research as a career.
  • Provide an opportunity to the best and brightest Indian students to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in the Viterbi School, USA.
  • Pave the way for the next generation engineers from India to interact with American peers, thus help to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations.
  • Promote research and capacity building in frontline areas of engineering and technology.

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Viterbi-India Program Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global 
Class/ Age Undergraduate and Postgraduate 
  • Candidates currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences and Computational Sciences from a recognized Institution of Higher Education in India
  • Candidates enrolled in 3rd year of a four-year program and 3rd and 4th year students in a five-year program and completed the degree by May 2018
  • The candidate should have:
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 8.5 or higher
    • Percentage equivalent: 80% and higher

Viterbi-India Program Reward

  • Stipend
  • Airfare

Viterbi-India Program Application form and Process

Candidates have to download the Application Form for Viterbi-India Program from the official website.

Enclosures to be sent along with the Application form

  • Current transcript (Latest Marks sheet)
  • Two letters of recommendation from a faculty member, advisor or lab supervisor on their official letterhead
  • No objection certificate from Parent Institution

Submission of Application Form

  • Candidates are required to submit Application Form electronically to viterbi-india@indousstf.org before 15 November 2017.
  • Candidates are encouraged to submit the application along with documents as a single pdf document.
  • Single scans or other electronic versions of documents will also be accepted.

Viterbi-India Program Selection Process

20 candidates have been selected for this program and will the stipend and airfare. The duration of Internship is 8 weeks. The selection list of last year candidates for Viterbi-India program is mentioned below.

List of Selected Candidates for Viterbi-India Program (Last Year)


First-Middle- Last


USC Faculty

Amit Agarwal

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Goa

Clifford Neuman

Abhishek Panigrahi

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Jay Kuo

Aditya Ukarande

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan

Paul Bogdan

Aditya Sudhir Barve

College of Engineering, Pune

Nora Ayanian

Akshayaa Magesh

Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai

Urbashi Mitra


Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi

Yan Liu


Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan

Mike Chen

Anubhab Ghosh

National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Orissa

Shri Narayanan

Aparna Rajesh Joshi

National Institute of Technology, Surathkal

Craig Knoblock


Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Ram Nevatia


Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Michelle Povinelli

Bhavya Pradeepbhai Rachchh

Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai

Prem Natarajan

Karen Aditi Quadros

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Goa

Prem Natarajan

Nanda Kishore Vasudevan

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu

Nora   Ayanian/Gaurav Sukhatme

Natasha Yogananda Jeppu

National Institute of Technology, Surathkal

Pierluigi Nuzzo

Omkar Vishwesh Damle

Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology

Viktor Prasanna


Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Jonathan May

Sai Aparna Aketi

Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhi Nagar

Peter Beerel

Sneha Reddy Kudugunta

Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

Emilio Ferrara

Vishal Rana

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Salman Avestimehr


Viterbi-India Program Address

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
12, Hailey Road, Fulbright House
New Delhi- 110 001 

Viterbi-India Program Contact Details

E-mail: viterbi-india@indousstf.org
Phone: 91-11- 42691700

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