“IIT Madras encourages all types of collaborations and exchange programs with foreign universities. Study abroad programs are typically intended for UG/DD/MA/MBA/MTech students who would like to spend a semester abroad taking courses/project work. When a MS/PhD scholar spends a significant time abroad at a research facility for thesis/ project work/research work, there is a measureable gain to the scholar and to the Institutes/Universities involved. Students may be encouraged to pursue internships in foreign universities /laboratories, and other facilities when such an internship has a clear link to the students’ academic or research pursuits.”