Celestini Program India

The Celestini Program is a flagship effort in the Marconi Society’s mission to celebrate, inspire and connect individuals building tomorrow’s technologies in service of a digitally inclusive world.

The Celestini Program’s objective is to inspire and connect the next generation of innovators in developing countries by empowering undergraduate students to create social and economic transformation in their communities through information and communications technology. The Marconi Society and our Young Scholars achieve this by selecting universities with promising undergrads and providing them with support and mentorship to help tap their students’ true potential.

2019 was the third successful year of the Celestini program in India. The program has been led by Dr. Aakanksha Chowdhery (Google Research) as a director of the program since 2017 in collaboration with IIT Delhi. She will be joined by Prof. Rajalakshmi Nandakumar (Cornell Tech NY) as a director in 2020.

Blog post 2019 program

Blog post 2018 program

We are closely monitoring the situation of COVID-19 to determine if we will hold the program in 2020.