Five selected students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will have the opportunity to do their summer internships at prestigious institutions in the U.S. like Harvard; with the varsity signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Sir Syed Education Society of North America (SSESA), according to a statement. The MoU was signed by AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. (Retd) Zameer Uddin Shah, during his visit to the U.S.
Under the MoU, SSESA will arrange the summer research internship of AMU students in laboratories at top institutions such as Harvard University, Boston University and University of Chicago, among many others.
Up to five students can be supported each year and they will be selected through a rigorous and transparent merit based screening system. Both AMU and SSESA will aim to make the first batch of internships available by summer 2014, according to the statement.
The SSESA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that currently administers the annual Sir Syed Emerging Scholar Award that provides meritorious AMU students and alumni with financial assistance and mentoring towards admission to graduate programs in the U.S. SSESA was established in 2006 to serve the need of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students interested to pursue higher education in U.S. This program was established with the financial and logistical support of the Aligarh Alumni Association of New England.