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ICTI Research Scholar – Habel G Varghese wins prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship for 2013-14


June 20, 2013; ICTI Research Scholar, Habel G Varghese, has won prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue MSc in New and Renewable Energy at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

Habel, has been awarded a United Kingdom Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan Scholarship, which will cover all fees, to-and-fro travel, visa expenses and also provide monthly stipend, worth Rs 30 Lakhs, during the 12 months’ Masters programme and research to be undertaken at Durham from September 2013.

Habel graduated with B.E. in Mechanical Engineering in 2012. His research interest in Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy Enterprise led him to pursue the Research Scholars Programme at ICTI. His research project also led to setting up National Renewable Energy Integration Center to enhance awareness, affordability and widespread adoption of renewable energy in India. In fact he was offered admissions to Masters Programmes of 7 universities in UK and Europe including the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union.

ICTI’s PgCert Research Programme is a post-bachelor programme designed to provide research training opportunities for highly talented candidates. The research experience increases their competitiveness and helps them gain admissions and scholarships for Masters and PhD programmes in world’s best universities. The programme is designed for candidates with background in engineering or science. This programme aims to develop the next generation of research leaders and innovators.

International Center for Technological Innovations (ICTI) is a not-for-profit Open Innovation Centre promoting consortium research, technology development and dissemination in emerging countries. ICTI works in partnership with stakeholders from the public, private and civil society sectors in the emerging economies to make technological innovations commercially successful for the benefit of nation building, through capacity enhancement, technology transfer initiatives, new product development and enterprise building to create opportunities for inclusive growth, generate jobs and poverty reduction.

The Commonwealth Scholarships in the United Kingdom program is funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, enabling students from Commonwealth countries to pursue advanced academic study in the UK.