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By 11th June 2012 No Comments
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Himanshu Dadheech, an Indian MSc student in computing and member of the FAME Research Group at TSSG has been selected to become part of Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Student Ambassador Programme’.

The Student Ambassador Programme is a new Enterprise Ireland initiative which was first introduced for US students studying in Ireland in 2011. The programme has now been extended to include other international students. Himanshu recently attended the welcoming event of Indian students in Ireland on the 2nd March at Dublin Castle which was hosted by Enterprise Ireland and Education in Ireland, with over 100 students, academic and industrial dignitaries in attendance. The event was addressed by Minister for Training and Skills Mr. Ciaran Cannon TD and guest of honour, Ambassador of India to Ireland, H.E. Mr. Debashish Chakravarti. There are an estimated 1,000 Indian students studying in Ireland. It was during this welcoming event that the Student Ambassador Programme for Indian students was launched.

As part of the programme, all participating students attend social media training sessions, providing them with the necessary skills to document their experiences via blogs, every semester detailing their academic and social experiences in Ireland. Each ambassador will have a personal profile along with an introductory video which will be hosted on their respective institutions websites, and on other related sites including Education in Ireland, Alumni Ireland. Prospective students will be able to interact and directly email student Ambassadors with queries, questions or concerns.

Himanshu came to Ireland in January 2012, having previously completed his Bachelor’s degree in the LN Mittal Institute of Information and Technology (The LNMIIT), Jaipur, India where he was introduced to the TSSG programme. After several discussions with other academics from The LNMIIT and IITs in India , including others studying in various other universities across Europe and USA, Himanshu received positive responses about the quality of work being done at TSSG.

Himanshu selected the MSc in computing to get the benefit of both academic and applied industrial research work in the same programme. “ I didn’t want to just carry out theoretical basic research, I wanted to also have the opportunity to expand the theory to applied research and to work directly with industry” Himanshu said . “I believe that the MSc in computing will open new doors for future work, either by continuing my PhD, or joining industry”.

Himanshu is currently working alongside Dr. Brendan Jennings at TSSG in collaboration with IBM, Dublin and will complete his MSc in 2 years which has been fully funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

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