OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - January 29, 2016) - Rakesh Gupta, President of and an alumni of IIT Kharagpur, is pleased to announce the Scholars for 2016. Out of dozens of students that applied for the coveted Scholars Program, two exceptional candidates were selected after completing a phone interview, academic questionnaire, and an in person interview for the summer internship at the offices in Omaha, Nebraska.

Aditya Soni is part of the MBA program at the Vinod Gupta School of Management at IIT Kharagpur. Before joining IIT, Aditya finished his Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology. 

Mayank Roy is completing his dual Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science and Engineering. He is specifically interested in robotics and machine learning. Mayank's last project was titled "Autonomous Mobile Robots Modelled as Swarms."

"This eight week program is in its second year and is intended to give students from IIT in India a chance to learn how United States businesses operate as well as learn more about the cultural norms in the United States. The overall objective of this internship training is to enhance the skills and expertise of exchange visitors from IIT and VGSOM in their academic and occupational fields through participating in a guided training based program in the database industry" Gupta added. 

Both of these students will be heading to Omaha, Nebraska to begin their internship at during the first week of May. In addition, the students will be staying on the University of Nebraska at Omaha's campus in the modern Scott Residence Hall facility along with other interns training at other Omaha companies. In this way, the interns will have a natural opportunity to interact with other interns from all parts of the country. All in all, it will be a unique cross-cultural experience for both the host organization and the exchange visitors. 

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