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ICTI Research Associate – Sobin Sabu Thankachan, wins prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship 2020-21


Sobin, ICTI Research Associate

October 07, 2020; ICTI Research Associate, Sobin Sabu Thankachan, has been awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship, considered among the most prestigious awards in the world for international study and professional development. He is amoung the nine awardees from across the globe who received the Commonwealth Durham Scholarship 2020-21. He will be studying MSc Sustainability, Energy and Development at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

Sobin received the United Kingdom Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan Scholarship, which will cover all fees, to-and-fro travel, visa expenses and also provide monthly stipend, worth over Rs 3.5 million, during the 12 months Masters programme and research to be undertaken at Durham from October 2020.

As a Research Associate at International Centre for Technological Innovations he gained opportunity to coordinate projects in renewable energy. He participated in development of solar dryers. Dehydration removes the moisture in vegetables and fruits, which increases the shelf life. It helps farmers prevent wastage of produce.

ICTI’s PgCert Research programme is a post-bachelor programme designed to provide research training opportunities for highly talented candidates. The research experience increases their competitiveness and helps them gain admissions and scholarships for Masters programmes in world’s best universities. This programme aims to develop the next generation of research leaders, innovators and a team of international scholars.

International Centre for Technological Innovations (ICTI) is a research organisation. ICTI’s work focus on changing people’s lives by developing new products and services based on technological innovations and commercialising it through spinoffs, technology transfer and other outreach initiatives.

The Commonwealth Scholarships in the United Kingdom program is funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, enabling students from Commonwealth countries to pursue advanced academic study in the UK.