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Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things Summer School, India

Date: From Friday 19 June 2020 to Sunday 05 July 2020
Venue: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, India

GoGlobal Fund and British Council: £1,100
Apply by: 12 March 2020

The Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things Summer School is hosted by the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) in Bhubaneswar in India. Bhubaneswar is a flagship Smart City project, featured in the top 20 global cities in the Global Smart City Performance Index 2017. At KIIT, students are already involved in projects supporting this initiative. During their courses KIIT students engage with modern technologies - Internet of Things, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence - creating real-life contributions to the Smart City Project. SHU computing and electronic engineering students are also exposed to new technologies and will benefit from taking part in practical projects with their KIIT peers. 

The summer school programme will include lectures and seminars, live-project workshops, sessions on leadership development and professional networking and visits to professional organisations. Participants will also visit the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, the world’s first tribal university which provides free education to 27,000 low-income indigenous students in Odisha.

The summer school will conclude with a one-day conference, organised by the students during which they will present their project work to KIIT's students and partners.

During this project, students will:

  • Get the opportunity to work on live projects in the specialist areas and gain valuable real-world experience in the subject in an international context.
  • Develop intercultural skills and global awareness and sector specific skills and knowledge such as:
    • deeper knowledge of policy and practice related to Smart City initiatives 
    • awareness of implementation challenges in Smart City projects

There is GoGlobal funding available for up to 20 students. Please note that this opportunities may be cancelled if there are less than 10 eligible applicants.

Who is eligible to apply?

Undergraduate students undertaking a full-time undergraduate degree in relevant subject areas are eligible to apply for this opportunity.

We will pre-select students in line with to the GoGlobal Fund priority groups. 

In addition, we will prioritise Level 5 students who have not undertaken an international experience as part of their degree.

If further selection is required, the pre-selected students will be asked to submit a 3-minute video* outlining:

  • what you can bring to the trip and your fellow students
  • what you will gain from the trip and your fellow students

* Should you have a specific physical, learning or mental health difficulty that prevents you from recording a video, we will put an alternative process in place for you.

Travel and accommodation

The trip will be organised by the University.

You will stay in student accommodation paid for and provided by KIIT. This could be in shared rooms and it may vary depending upon availability and group composition.

Visa & vaccinations

Students must meet the Indian Immigration requirements in order to take part in this trip and will be responsible for their own visa applications. All students will receive guidance if approved for this project.

Please note that:

  • Your passport must be valid up until 10th January 2021 and have blank visa pages.
  • If you are full British passport holder, you are eligible for a e-visa.
  • If you have a dual nationality, you may need to apply for a different type of Indian visa. Please be aware this may take longer to obtain and could be more expensive.

Please note, you will need to receive additional vaccinations in order to take part in this project. You will also need to take antimalarial medication prior to travel. Please check Travel Health Pro's website for more information.

You are required to individually call or register with the SHU Health Clinic (you will need to register if you have not done so beforehand) to organise appropriate immunisation for your trip. To contact Student Health at SHU please see their website.     

If you have concerns about taking part in the project because of pre-existing health condition, please consult your GP before you apply.

Estimated total cost of trip per student

Estimated total cost - £1,200
GoGlobal Fund and British Council funding - £1,100

Student contribution - £100 (non-refundable) paid in advance, and approximately £200 spending money during the trip plus visa and vaccination costs. Please note that depending upon your nationality, health record and vaccination history, you may have additional costs for vaccinations and transit visas. 

Once your individual application has been approved by the GoGlobal Fund panel, you will be required to pay the non-refundable contribution of £100 by the following deadline:

  • 19 March 2020

Students who have been successful will be notified by 17 March 2020. You must accept the offer of a place by paying your non-refundable contribution by 5pm on Thursday 19 March 2020. Otherwise, we reserve the right to re-allocate the place to someone on the waiting list.

Please note that the offer of a place on this trip and funding is conditional on each student securing an Indian visa within the specified deadline, of which you will be notified in the confirmation email.

Should you cancel your participation in this trip after the tickets have been issued, where we cannot secure a replacement, you will be required to pay the full cost of the trip. If we secure a replacement you will be required to pay for the administration charges related to changing flight details.


Application deadline

Please apply for both the project and GoGlobal funding here, by:

  • 12 March 2020

The project is jointly funded by the British Council and the GoGlobal Fund. There is funding available for up to 20 students. 

The GoGlobal Fund T&C apply to this project. Please read them carefully and note that you are only permitted one GoGlobal grant per academic year. Priority will be given to first time funding applicants.

If you are serious about the opportunity, please treat the application accordingly and make every effort to provide good quality responses to the questions in the application form.

If you'd like to take part in the project and do not require the GoGlobal Funding, please email the project organiser directly.

For more information about this trip please contact Prof. Marcos Rodrigues

For questions regarding your GoGlobal application, please contact Student Funding

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