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Indian student honoured by US Uty

india Updated: Dec 06, 2006 20:04 IST
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USAn IIT-Mumbai graduate has been honoured by the Washington University in St. Louis by being named McDonnell international scholar.

Manoranjan  Sahu, who is pursuing a doctorate in environmental engineering in the Sever Graduate School of Engineering, Washington University, has received a corporate fellowship from Engineering and Environmental Research Group, Inc. (EERG) of Ames, US.

"The EERG Corporate Fellowship is a very prestigious award, and we are delighted that Sahu has received it," said James V. Wertsch, Director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.

Inaugurated in 2005, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy has become a hub of international activities at Washington University. IIT-Mumbai is one of its partner institutes.

The academy brings together top scholars from around the world to pursue research, according to the Washington University website.

Once selected for the programme, each scholar is matched with a faculty at the university who serves as a mentor for the scholar.