Launches Nielsen Awards for Overseas Educational Experiences
Nielsen announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar to support international opportunities for its undergraduate students.
Under the agreement, Nielsen will fund several Nielsen Awards annually at the institute to enable undergraduate students to participate in international conferences, workshops and internships that offer them broad global exposure.
“Talent has been at the forefront to our growth and success and we pay great emphasis on endorsing it,” said Piyush Mathur, president, Nielsen India. “We have been working with IIT Gandhinagar for some time and have found a great pool of talent, who if groomed well can become future industry leaders. We are looking to encourage these young minds and hone their skills by providing them the necessary opportunities both domestically and internationally.”
In addition, short-listed IIT Gandhinagar students will receive opportunities to interact with and be mentored by senior executives at Nielsen during their overseas visits.
“In an increasingly globalized world, the Institute places great emphasis on the internationalization of its curriculum,” said Prof Sudhir Jain, director, IIT Gandhinagar. “Already the Institute has a very high proportion of visiting professors from abroad, who bring diversity to the campus and our academic programmes. Nielsen’s support will enable us to significantly scale up and expand the range of international opportunities for our undergraduate students. We believe that brings a distinctive edge to our undergraduate experience.”
Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA, and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com
About IIT Gandhinagar
IIT Gandhinagar is one of 16 Indian Institutes of Technology deemed to be institutes of national importance by an act of the Indian parliament. Established in 2009, the Institute has developed a reputation for innovations in its educational programmes and governance. It received the World Education Summit Award for innovation in higher education in 2013. For more information, visitiitgn.ac.in.