Andhra Pradesh

A.P. students capture big chunk of Stanford fellowships

Students of Andhra Pradesh have captured a major chunk of the Indian share of the Stanford University Innovation Fellowships (UIF) for Fall 2017.

For this Fall season, 229 students from 62 higher educational institutions in 10 countries have been named University Innovation Fellows, and of them 72 are from Andhra Pradesh.

The UIF started this programme in the US in 2012 and after experiencing significant benefits in collaborating with students to create lasting institutional change, it reached an understanding with the Google (India initiative) to seed a similar innovation in India.

The UIF programme empowers students to become agents of change at their schools and the fellows are a national community of students leading a movement to ensure that all students gain the attitude, skills and knowledge needed to compete in the economy of the future. These student leaders then create new opportunities that help their peers develop an entrepreneurial mindset, build creative confidence, seize opportunities, define problems and address global changes.

Silicon Valley meet

The students who have been selected as UIF will have the opportunity to participate in the Silicon Valley meet from November 16 to 21, an event that brings together all Fellows.

A.P. State Skill Development Corporation is working with Stanford University to support the programme by imparting the required skills to students of the local colleges that actively participate in its programmes aimed at improving the students’ technical and soft skills.


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