Wells Fargo to support the establishment of an Instructional Laboratory and M. Tech. scholarships for women students

We are pleased to announce that Wells Fargo International Solutions Private Limited is supporting the establishment of an Instructional Laboratory for Secure and Intelligent Computer Systems at the Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA), as well as two fellowships for women M.Tech. students in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS). The funding is part of Wells Fargo’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment.

The Instructional Laboratory at CSA aims to train graduate students in acquiring hands-on experience with state-of-the-art computing environments, on cutting-edge topics such as machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, software engineering, operating systems, computer architecture, and systems security. The facility is expected to directly benefit students pursuing courses related to cyber security, computer systems and intelligent systems, and aid research in these emerging areas.

The M.Tech. fellowships at CDS are aimed at encouraging more women students to pursue careers in engineering and technology, in order to address the gender inequality in these areas. They include a monthly scholarship for the entire course period, as well as an unrestricted research grant including travel expenses, purchase of laptops and other consumables. The fellowships will be awarded to M.Tech. students in the upcoming August 2021 academic year.

We are grateful to Wells Fargo for choosing IISc as a partner and providing these CSR funds for promoting diversity and inclusion in the higher education space.