SPARKLE - Student Program for Advancing Research, KnowLedge, and Entrepreneurship

This is an open challenge-based program, where a group of students, representing all years of study, solve a problem under a faculty’s guidance. The nature of problem may be long term, i.e. solved over a number of years, in which case, the outgoing students may be replaced by a new, incoming student. e.g. in case a 4th / 5th year student graduates, and all other students of the team continue, the team would need to induct a 1st year student.

The problems would ideally be shared by industry, or alumni. Long term research problems by faculty members are also encouraged. Each team would get a yearly fund to work on their ideas, for which they would have to submit a budget and show expenses.


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