The Avanti Fellows Core Team (ACT) at IIT Kanpur began operations in April 2010. The team currently coordinates mentorship for 33 Avanti Fellows in Kanpur, and is in the process of finalizing our next batch of fellows for the 2013 cohort. The students are provided free classroom training to prepare for engineering entrance examinations at some of the best coaching institutes in the city. They are also provided one-on-one mentoring by current students of IIT Kanpur.
Through an annual grant of 1 lakh, Kanpur chapter activities are now also supported from IITK Endowment Fund under the “Community Outreach Activity” initiative.
Faculty Advisor at IIT Kanpur
Prof S.S.K Iyer, Professor, Dept of Electrical Engineering – IITK, has agreed to be the Faculty Advisor for the Kanpur Chapter team. He has been actively involved with the ASHA group for education – an action group that attempts to bring socio economic change in India through education. The team looks forward to leverage from his experience and awe-inspiring guidance in running the operations.
Selection Test for the Fellowship in Kanpur
In the year 2011-12, about 800 class X students in Kanpur sat for our selection tests, and 18 students were selected for the Fellowship. The team at IIT Kanpur is in the process of selecting its next batch of Fellows for the academic year 2013-15.
The Kanpur chapter team successfully conducted its first Selection test on September 23, 2012 in St.Xaviers College with a turnout of more than 250 students. The test was held after an outreach in around 30 schools out of which, students from 25 schools took the test.
All those who missed out on the first test can still write the second selection test, the details of which are as follows:
Date: October 14, 2012
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
1) Shivaji Inter College, 127/739, W block, Keshav Nagar, Kanpur
2) Dr. Ram Manohar Loyia Vidyalaya, Opp Kalyanpur Railway Station, GT Road, Kanpur
Eligibility for the test: Class X students from families with annual income less than Rs 2.5 lakhs p.a.
Format of the Test: Mathematics and Science based, Objective and Subjective Test (3 hours long)
Application for the selection test
Apply online here, or download the application form here. Please print the downloaded application form, fill up the necessary details and bring it with you to the test center on the day of the test, along with 2 passport sized photographs and one photo ID.
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