Purdue Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE)


PURE 2018 students with Purdue staff

PURE 2018 students with Purdue staff

Purdue Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) is one of the marquee programs of the Purdue-India Initiative. This nine-week summer program in partnership with three Indian Institutes of Technology: IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, and IIT Hyderabad will take place from May 18 to July 17, 2020. Through the program, top students in BTech programs or dual-degree programs graduating in 2021, are matched with Purdue faculty to work on summer research projects. PURE was created in 2016 as a mechanism to raise interest in Purdue graduate programs among high-students from IITs and foster collaborations in research and education by strengthening institutional partnerships—including department-to-department and research group-to-research group activities—while providing substantive research experience to top Indian undergraduates.

PURE 2020 Instructions and Eligibility:

Eligible students: High performing students in BTech or dual-degree programs from IITB, IITH, and IITM graduating in 2021.

Application instructions: The application is now open (deadline is 11:59 pm IST, 9th December 2019). Individual instruction sheets will be available through each participating IIT. Students must apply online through the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/1hDnADjJ96CFoe4v2

IITB: IIT Bombay, Practical Training Cell training@iitb.ac.in
IITH: Dr. Siva Kumar, Associate Dean for International Relations office_iar@iith.ac.in
IITM: Office of International Relations oir4@wmail.iitm.ac.in


Participating Departments and projects

The project list is not exhaustive; faculty had the option to post a project but many did not even though they may still be interested in receiving a PURE student. Students should select "General" as the project in their application and mention faculty members by name if they are interested in working with somebody who has not submitted a project.

(Note: Students who have adequate background and qualifications may choose to apply for projects/positions in departments other than the one at which they are currently enrolled at their IIT).

Below is a list of participating Purdue departments in PURE 2020 with projects offered:

Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Physics and Astronomy



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