In his address at the summit, IIT Delhi Director, Prof V Ramgopal Rao said "Our target is to have at least 10 per cent foreign students in our Ph.D. programmes and make them work on technology platforms that can serve global needs."
Foreign students can apply for PhD in 28 academic units at the IIT, including applied mechanics, atmospheric sciences, biochemical engineering, among others.
During the summit, IIT Delhi presented the newly launched International PhD Fellowship Programme (IPFP), which provides liberal financial assistance to the meritorious international students. The aim of IPFP is to encourage best talents from across the world to join PhD programmes at IIT Delhi.
The institute will also be looking towards attracting teachers from various academic institutions in different countries to join the IIT Delhi's faculty.