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S.N. Bose/Khorana Scholars

Application Guidelines for Indian students
  1. Candidates enrolled in B.Tech, M.Tech, or M.Sc., M.B.B.S., and BPharm or other courses in Biotechnology (including agricultural, health and biomedical sciences) are eligible to apply. PhD students are NOT eligible to apply.
  2. The applicant should have: • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 8.0 or higher • Percentage equivalent: 75% and higher.
  3. Only those candidates who shall be completing their degree program on or after May 2016 are eligible to apply.
  4. Supporting documents should be provided strictly according to the check-list mentioned in point 17 of the application form.
  5. Applications should be co-submitted electronically to and on the online application system at the WINStep Forward link at Hard copies are NOT required.
  6. Candidates are encouraged to submit the application as a single Word/Pdf document along with scanned copies of latest marksheet/transcript, No-Objection Certificate & 2 Letters of Recommendation. Handwritten & single scanned pages of application form will not be acceptable. Please DO NOT attach Class X/Class XII marksheets.
  7. Recommendation letters can be sent along with the application form or if referees wish to give a sealed one, they may send it directly to with Applicant’s full name in the subject line. Hard copies are not required.
  8. Applications in subject-fields other than those specified in the advertisement will not be considered.
Application guidelines for U.S. students
  1. Candidates should be US Citizens/Permanent Residents.
  2. Candidates must be pursuing a degree from one of the STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine, Mathematics) categories. Students from Agriculture and Public Health also welcome to apply.
  3. Student should be between junior and senior year of Bachelor's degree ( B.S., B.E., B.A.) or enrolled in graduateschool (Ph.D. or M.S., M.D., M.A., M. Pharm).
  4. Minimum 3.0 GPA

Oct. 21-23, 2016

Sci-ROI (Science and Research Opportunities in India) is pleased to announce that our 2016 annual event (YIM-C) will be held on Oct 21-23, 2016 in Chicago. YIM-C will be a multidisciplinary event to facilitate interaction of Graduate students, Postdoctoral fellows, Research Scientists, Scholars, Industry leaders and Entrepreneurs with the senior policy makers, scientists and entreprenuers from India to promote multi-level collaborative initiatives across various disciplines in Academia, Industry and Government between India and the United States. The event will highlight the diversity of talent in the midwest doing leading research and development, while exposing them to the unlimited opportunity for engagement and collaboration in various sectors thus, enabling establishment of a network between individuals and agencies in India and the US. 

National Penetration

Distribution charts for 150 registered participants


Sayeed, Ausaf

Consul General of India - Chicago

Ansari, Aseem

University of Wisconsin - Madison, Founder Director, WINStep Forward

Brakaspathy, R.

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

Chatterji, Dipankar

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore;
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)

Chaturvedi, A. K.

Professor and Deputy Director,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K)

Dasika, Gopal

Vice President,

Goyal, Arun

Dean of Math, Science and Engineering,
Elgin Community College

Gupta, Vinny


Hale, Melina

Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives,
University of Chicago

Hundal, Lakhwinder

CTO, Water and Wastewater,

Jameel, Shahid

Wellcome Trust/DBT - India Alliance

Jain, Dinesh

Founder CEO,
Aagami, Inc.

Krishnan, Yamuna

University of Chicago

Kundu, Tapas

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)

Mishra, Shekhar

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory;
Deputy Project Manager,
PIP-II Indian Institutions and Fermilab Collaboration

Mohindra, Tarun

Science Counsellor/Attache’ (Science and Technology),
Embassy of India, Washington D.C.

Mondal, Arindam

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP)
Research Scientist,
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Pitroda, Sam

Business Executive and Policymaker

Ramanathan, Parameswaran

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Ramaswamy, S.

Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (InStem)

Rosen, Michael

Managing Director,
Rosen Bioscience Strategies LLC

Roy, Poulomi

Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemistry,
Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi

Roy, Siddhartha

Professor and Director,
Bose Institute;
Former Director (CSIR - Indian Institute of Chemical Biology)

Ramesh, Sampath

Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University

Schwartz, Nancy

Dean and Director, Postdoctoral Affairs,
University of Chicago

Sharma, Mangala.

Program Director,
Office of International Science and Engineering,
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Shashidhara, L. S.

Professor and Director,
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER);
Vice President,
Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

Srinivasan, Kumud

Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group;
Non-volatile Memory Fab Manufacturing & Automation Systems, Intel Corporation

Vrati, Sudhanshu

Executive Director,
Regional Centre for Biotechnology

Ward, Jonathan

Principal Commercial Officer,
Consulate General of United States, Kolkata, India


Lal, Piyush

Research Associate,
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Nallu, Sumitha

Research Associate,
University of Chicago

Mohan, Ashwin

Research Scientist,
Washington University in Saint Louis

Rajendran, Megha

Postdoctoral Researcher,
Purdue University


Assistant Professor,
Azim Premji University in Bengaluru

Srivastava, Anshuman

Postdoctoral Researcher,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Kakkar, Nidhi

Ph.D. Student,
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Kulkarni, Gouri

Technical Associate,
Science & Research Opportunities in India (Sci-ROI)

Mondal, Arindam

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP)
Research Scientist,
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Singh, Jaspal

Research Scientist,
University of Houston

Singh, Renu

Postdoctoral Researcher,
University of Minnesota

Event hosts and Sponsors


Day 1 | Oct. 21, 2016 | Friday

Indo-US Partnership: Science and Technology

3:00 - 4:00 PM Registration
4:00 - 4:15 PM Consul General of India opening remarks
4:15 - 4:30 PM Launch of Young Investigators Meeting-Chicago (YIM-C)
4:30 - 5:15 PM Indo-US Partnership: Science and Technology
5:15 - 6:00 PM Reception / Open-house

Day 2 | Oct. 22, 2016 | Saturday

Emerging Opportunities in India

8:30 - 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 - 10:55 AM Session 1: Research opportunities in India
10:55 - 11:10 AM Break
11:10 - 12:35 PM Session 2: Emerging trends - Institutional perspectives
12:35 - 1:40 PM Lunch break / Open house
1:45 - 3:00 PM Session 3: Funding opportunities in India
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 4:45 PM Session 4: Innovation landscape - Make in India / Entrepreneurship
4:45 - 5:00 PM Break
5:00 - 6:30 PM Session 5: Bilateral partnerships - Indo-US collaboration opportunities

Day 3 | Oct. 23, 2016 | Sunday

Emerging Opportunities in India

9:30 - 10:00 AM Talk: Careers in India: Opportunities and Challenges
10:00 - 11:15 AM Poster session / Meet and interact with distinguished guests
11:15 - 12:00 PM Networking session/Open house
12:00 - 12:30 PM Concluding remarks


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