Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi

Collaborative PhD Program in Computer Science at IIIT Delhi - 2009

As part of its PhD program, IIIT Delhi is starting a "focused collaborative PhD program"with selected partner groups/institutes across the world. Some aspects of this collaborative program are:

  • A student is admitted to PhD program at IIITD, from where he/she will get the degree. Interview for admission may be done jointly by IIITD and the partner group
  • Two supervisors: main supervisor will be from IIIT Delhi and co-supervisor from the partner group
  • After completing the course work and starting the research, the student is likely to spend 3 months to 1 year with the co-supervisor at the partner group/institution.
  • Being a focused program, it is expected that a student should be able to finish the PhD within 4 years
  • Attractive compensation: the stipend in first year is Rs 20,000 per month; 2nd to 4th year it can be upto Rs 25,000 per month. While at the partner group or organization, the partner will pay the stipend as per the norms
  • Institute will provide financial support to present papers in national and International conferences

This year IIITD invites applications for collaborative PhD program in the following three research areas:

  • Biometrics: collaborators are from West Virginia University, USA, Michigan State University, USA, University of Sassari, Italy, and The Honkong Polytechnic University
  • Data management: collaborators are from University of Aizu, Japan and IBM India Research Lab, New Delhi
  • Software engineering: collaborators are from IBM India Research Lab, New Delhi, Microsoft Research, Bangalore, Fraunhofer Institute of Experimental Software Engineering, Kaiserslautern, Germany, University Polytechnic Milan, Italy, Osaka University, Japan, and Saarland University, Germany

Eligibility: IIITD is looking for candidates who have good programming expertise, solid foundations in CS/Maths, and interest in pursuing research in one of the above mentioned areas. Eligibility criteria for applying: A person who graduated within the last two years with a BTech/BE/MTech/MS/ME in CS/IT/ECE/EE with a good academic record (at least a CGPA of 7.5 or equivalent in IITs/NITs, or in the top 10% in his/her CS/IT/ECE/EE batch from other institutions). Requirements may be relaxed for candidates with publications/ R&D/software development experience in their area of interest.

The IIITD PhD program advertisement can be downloaded from here.

Detail information of the collaborative PhD program is available here.

Important dates:

  • Last date to receive application: April 28
  • Test/Interview at IIITD: May 15-16
  • Results on the website: May 22
  • 1st day of semester: August 3

How to Apply

  • Download the PhD application form
  • Application checklist:
    • Duly filled application form
    • Two recommendation letters
    • Cheque or DD of Rs. 200 in favor of IIIT Delhi
  • Send the application packet to:

    PhD Program Coordinator
    IIIT Delhi
    NSIT Campus
    Azad Hind Fauj Marg
    Sector-3, Dwarka
    New Delhi - 110078


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