ANSYS to Support PhD fellowship program in IIT Madras


Aimed to advance cutting-edge research in socially relevant technology aspects

CHENNAI, 20th June 2019: ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) have announced a PhD Fellowship program that is set to accelerate research across industries through a five year program funded by ANSYS. The focus will be on healthcare, environmental sustainability, conservation of resources or other socially relevant aspects of technology.

The Collaboration was commemorated with an event at the IIT Madras campus earlier this month (11th June 2019) in the presence of Prof. Mahesh V Panchagnula, Dean (International and Alumni Affairs), IIT Madras and Mr. Rafiq Somani, Area Vice President – India and South Asia Pacific, ANSYS. 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rafiq Somani, Area Vice President – India and South Asia Pacific, ANSYS said, “Through this PhD fellowship program in IIT Madras, ANSYS is furthering its commitment to support research and innovation in India. ANSYS’ current focus is on three core areas: electrification, 5G and CFD. ANSYS will provide the necessary resources that are needed for these students to deliver the latest advancements in these socially relevant sectors for the future.”

Highlighting the importance of this collaboration, Prof Mahesh V Panchagnula, Dean (International and Alumni Affairs), IIT Madras said, “It is a natural fit for a leading engineering simulation and analysis company like ANSYS to partner with a leading research institution like IIT Madras. We look forward to growing this collaboration.”

ANSYS is partnering with IIT Madras as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative to fund projects mainly in helping the cause of the environment, enhancing education as well as any socially-relevant aspects addressed directly or indirectly by use of technology


About ANSYS, Inc. 

If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. Through our strategy of Pervasive Engineering Simulation, we help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. Founded in 1970, ANSYS is headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Visit for more information.

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About IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) was established in 1959 by the Government of India as an institute of national importance. The activities of the Institute in various fields of Technology and Science are carried out in 16 academic departments and several advanced interdisciplinary Research Academic Centres. The Institute offers undergraduate and post – graduate programmes leading to the B.Tech., M.Sc., M.B.A., M.Tech., M.S., and Ph.D., degrees in a variety of specialisations. IITM is a residential institute with more than 580 faculty and 9,500 students. Students from 18 countries are enrolled here. IITM fosters an active entrepreneurial culture with strong curricular support and through the IITM Incubation Cell.

IITM has been ranked No.1 in the Overall Institutions category in India Rankings 2019 released by National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India. The Institute has also been ranked No.1 in the Engineering Institutions category in the same Rankings for four consecutive years – 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. It was also adjudged as the ‘Top innovative Institution’ in the country in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2019 launched by Innovation Cell of MHRD.

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